NOVEC 1230 extinguishing agent is a clean gas widely accepted as substitute to Halon. NOVEC 1230, or dodecafluoro-2-methyl pentan-3-one (CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3), is suitable for the protection of most hazards where Halon 1301 had to be applied in the past.
As NOVEC 1230 is not electrical conductive, (but it is odourless and colourless), it is effective in the protection of electrical hazards, such as computer rooms.
Furthermore, it is suitable for class A fires (fires including solid materials) as well as for class B fires (flammable liquids).
NOVEC 1230 extinguishes fires mainly by physical means, weakening and extinguishing the fire by absorbing heat.
Once discharged, NOVEC 1230 extinguishes the fire quickly reducing to a minimum damages to property and valuable equipment, likewise ensuring total safety to persons.