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Novec™ 1230 is a colourless, odourless and environmentally friendly product that is suitable for the protection of most enclosed areas, and is approved for use in normally occupied areas, where personnel safety is priority.

Novec™ 1230 is a liquid known as a 'fluorinated ketone' with nitrogen as the propellant gas. It has minimal toxicity. The systems are stored as a liquid at room temperature, reducing the number of cylinders required compared inert gas or CO2 systems. The Novec™ 1230 agent is released through a piping network into the protected enclosed area to extinguish the fire as safely and efficiently as possible.

Novec™ 1230 is rapidly released into the protected area and extinguishes a fire by heat absorption and chemical reaction at the flame front. It is non-conductive and non-corrosive.

An important aspect of Novec™ 1230 is its duty of care for the environment as it has no Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP). Novec™ 1230 has no impact upon climate change. The lifetime of Novec 1230 fluid in the atmosphere is estimated to be in the range of 3-5 days, with a global warming potential of just 1.


Appears like water yet doesn’t cause the damage usually related with water

Specifically developed to protect critical business assets, such as sensitive equipment

Safe for property, people, and the environment

Novec 1230 has only a 3–5-day range atmospheric lifetime, whereas the closest chemical alternative has an atmospheric lifetime of 33–36 years.

Even before the flames appear, the fire detection system can detect a fire at its earliest stage. This, together with extinguishment in seconds, means the potential damage is minimal, and in turn means a business may not have to close.

Novec 1230 Fire Protection Systems is designed to provide clean, fast protection for applications, providing an environmentally friendly solution to supress fire. The system includes detectors, a control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles.

  • Colourless & Odourless
  • Approved for use on class A, class B and class C fires
  • Safe for use in occupied areas, safe for personnel
  • Small storage “footprint” of cylinders
  • Ideal for areas of critical/high risk
  • Zero Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Practically no impact on global warming

Environments to be used in

Typically, Novec 1230 fire suppression system would be used around high value equipment for a fast and efficient way of removing all risks of a continued fire, especially in a business where down time would not be an option and minimal damage to equipment is essential.

Typical applications include data centres, server rooms, museums and clean rooms.