Novec 1230 | Fire Extinguishing Fluid
Novec 1230 Overview
Novec 1230 fluid is a highly efficient fire extinguishing agent. It is ideal for special hazards such as spaces where maintaining operation of high-value equipment is paramount.
Here is the new standard for halon replacement. Novec 1230 fluid offers a long-term, sustainable technology that has the greatest margin of safety and zero impact on the earth’s ozone layer.
Novec 1230 – How It Works
Extinguishing via its cooling effect, Novec 1230 fluid works as a gas, yet it is a liquid at room temperature. Novec 1230 fluid is easy to handle and charge as it is not stored or shipped from the factory in a pressurised cylinder (see Hygood Sapphire). Novec 1230 fluid systems allow for more efficient use of space, requiring about the same number of cylinders as conventional halocarbon agents.
Novec 1230 Benefits
- It is kinder on the environment and has a Global Warming Potential of 1 – 99.9% lower than any halocarbon agent acceptable for use in occupied spaces
- Novec 1230 fluid has the greatest margin of safety for use in occupied spaces
- Novec 1230 fluid because it is a sustainable, long-term technology
- ENovec 1230 fluid meet today’s regulations but it meets those of the foreseeable future
Novec 1230 Applications
- Telecommunication switch rooms
- Computer and electronic control room
- Hazards aboard ships
- Flightline protection
Service and Maintenance
In order to optimise the performance of any fire suppression system, it is essential that service and maintenance should be carried out by a competent engineer in accordance with the relevant standards, this includes F Gas trained engineers for any work carried out on FM-200 fire extinguishing systems.
Artius PP are able to offer a full a “24/7” maintenance and call out facility as well as in house integrity testing. We can also service and maintain the detection content of the protected area, aspirating systems and leak detection, this allows us to ensure that all of the related equipment within the protected area – detection, cylinders, solenoids etc. are serviced, operate as intended and are left in good working order.
British Standards recommend that the systems are serviced twice per annum with a room integrity test (where applicable) carried out once per annum. A full-service report is given after each visit, this will highlight any aspect of the system that will be due for service exchange e.g. cylinders reaching 10 years old and requiring hydrostatic testing. This will allow companies to plan for this and allow for the additional costs within their budgets.