3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a next-generation halon alternative designed to balance industry concerns for performance, human safety and the environment, which makes Novec 1230 fluid the first option to sustainable technologies. It combines outstanding extinguishing performance with an excellent environmental profile. Novec 1230 fire protection fluid has zero ozone depletion potential. The atmospheric lifetime of Novec 1230 fluid is estimated to be in the range of 3-5 days and with a global warming potential of 1, it is considered that the Novec 1230 fluid has no measurable impact on climate change. Novec 1230 fire protection fluid extinguishes fire primarily by removing heat from the fire. It is also electrically non-conductive.
Novec 1230 fluid is formed from the elements carbon, fluorine and oxygen [CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2 – dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one]. The primary extinguishing mechanism of Novec 1230 fluid is heat absorption, with a secondary chemical contribution from the thermal decomposition of Novec 1230 fluid in the flame. Novec 1230 fluid leaves no residue and is safe for use in occupied spaces. Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) – Novec 1230 fluid is a highly fluorinated ketone containing no chlorine or bromine. As a result, the ODP for Novec 1230 fluid is zero, meaning it has no effect on stratospheric ozone.



Advantages and benefits of Novec 1230 Fire Suppression Systems:

  • Zero ozone depleting potential
  • Negligible global warming potential
  • Safe for use in occupied areas
  • Requires minimal storage space
  • Less visual obscuration and minimal risk to personnel
  • Colorless, odorless clean agent leaves no residue
  • Safe for use in occupied areas
  • Short atmospheric lifetime
  • Electrically nonconductive
  • Simplified installation



Novec 1230 Fire Extinguishing systems are used to protect:

  • Oil & gas petrochemical facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Telecommunication facilities
  • Transformer and switch rooms
  • Museums and historical archive storage
  • Pharmaceutical and medical facilities
  • Records and data archives
  • Flammable liquid storage
  • Offshore drilling rigs
  • Robotic equipments
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Storage areas
  • Military vehicles
  • Control rooms
  • Bank vaults
  • Laboratories