Novec 1230 is a fire suppression fluid manufactured by 3M. It is a clean agent fire suppressant that also can be referred to as the SAPPHIRE fire suppression system. Novec 1230 was developed as a replacement for halon systems and an alternative to hydrofluorocarbons. Novec 1230 fluid is a fluoroketone.

How Does Novec 1230 Work?

Novec 1230 can extinguish a fire before in even starts. This system uses fire detection to detect a fire in its incipient stage and put it out within seconds. In a Novec 1230 system, the fluid is stored in pressurized cylinders. The fluid is released when a fire is detected. It puts out the fire through heat removal.

Why Choose Novec 1230?

A Novec 1230 provides many benefits to applications with sensitive equipment. Some benefits to choosing Novec 1230 include:

  • Fast reaction time, can extinguish a fire before it even starts
  • Safe to use in occupied areas
  • Works on Class A, B and C fires
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Does not damage sensitive equipment or valuable assets
  • No clean-up required
  • Minimal downtime after a fire
  • Not electrically conducive

Common Applications

Some common applications where Novec 1230 systems can be found include:

  • Data centers
  • Computer rooms
  • Electrical control rooms
  • Museums
  • Historical archives
  • Art galleries
  • Telecommunication faculties

Install a Clean Agent System with Davis-Ulmer

Davis-Ulmer designs and installs Novec 1230 fire suppression systems in facilities with sensitive equipment or irreplaceable assets. In addition to Novec 1230, we also install other clean agent fire suppression systems such as FM-200 and Inergen. Our team of engineers and designers will come up with the best fire suppression solution for your facility. We are a full-service contractor which means we can perform fire protection system design, installation, inspections, testing and 24-hour emergency service. If you are interested in learning more about Novec 1230 system installation and design, contact us today!