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Novec™ 1230 fluid is a highly efficient fire extinguishant that can be used for flooding applications in engineered and pre-engineered systems. It is ideal for special hazards: spaces where the continuous operation of high-value equipment is paramount. Examples include: telecommunication switch rooms, computer and electronic control rooms, hazards aboard ships and critical military applications such as vehicle engine and crew bay protection. It is also ideal for environments such as libraries, cultural facilities, storage rooms, archives and museums, where valuable items must not be damaged by a fire extinguishing agent.

Novec 1230 fluid offers a long-term, sustainable technology that has the greatest margin of safety, the lowest GWP for chemical clean agent alternatives, and zero ozone depletion potential.

What is Novec 1230 fluid?

Novec 1230 fluid is a fluoroketone – a proprietary 3M technology that offers a number of important advantages over conventional halon replacements.

How does it work?

Extinguishing via its cooling effect, Novec 1230 fluid works as a gas, yet it is a liquid at room temperature. Because it is not packaged under pressure, Novec 1230 fluid has unique shipping and handling advantages over high pressure alternatives. Also, systems using Novec 1230 fluid allow for more efficient use of space compared to inert gas systems.

Typical Physical Properties (Not for specification purposes)
Chemical formula CF3;CF2C(O)CF(CF3;)2
Molecular weight 316.04
Boiling point @ 1 atm 49.2°C (120.6°F)
Freezing point -108°C (-162.4°F)
Density, sat. liquid, 25°C 1.60 g/ml (99.9 lbm/ft³)
Density, gas @ 1 atm, 25°C 0.0136 g/ml (0.851 lbm/ft³)
Specific volume @ 1 atm, 25°C 0.0733 m3/kg (1.175 ft3/lb)
Liquid viscosity @ 0°C/25°C 0.56/0.39 centistokes
Heat of vaporization @ BP 88.0 kJ/kg (37.9 BTU/lb)
Solubility of H2O in Novec 1230 fluid >0.001% by wt.
Vapor pressure @ 25°C 0.404 bar (5.85 psig)
Relative dielectric strength @ 1 atm (N2=1.0) 2.3


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