3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid
The innovative Novec 1230 fluid is non-corrosive and non-conductive, which means it does not damage high value assets such as delicate electronics. It is also harmless to people's health and to the environment. The Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential, a short atmospheric lifetime of 3 - 5 days and a global warming potential of 1, making it exempt from restrictions of so-called “greenhouse gases” imposed by the Kyoto Protocol. This makes Novec 1230 fluid an innovative, clean, and future-proof solution.
Its low acute toxicity, combined with low design concentrations, gives the Novec 1230 fluid the widest margin of safety compared to halocarbon agents, CO₂ or inert gas mixtures. This makes the Novec 1230 fluid ideal for spaces that are normally or occasionally occupied.
Since the agent is non-toxic, non-flammable, and non explosive, there are no transport restrictions at all: the Novec 1230 fluid can be transported pressure-free via ship, plane or truck in unlimited quantities.