The extinguishant is the essential component in any fire suppression system. When you create a specification, your recommendations could determine if people, valuable assets or even an entire business survives a fire.
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In some cases, you may wish to emphasise specific client criteria, such as environmental sustainability, margin of safety for occupants or protection against hard disk damage during system discharge. Choose your area of emphasis below to access specification copy focused on those considerations. Use these specification guidelines to get the important features your clients need.
If you are required to specify without a brand name, you can also specify based on the agent's unique properties. Novec 1230 fluid combines exceptional sustainability with the highest margin of safety among clean extinguishing agents, and is not targeted for regulatory phasedown.
Zero ozone depletion doesn’t tell the whole story. For complete sustainable solutions, you’ll want a clean agent with a global warming potential (GWP) of <1. The specs below can be used for clients that highly value sustainable products not subject to current or future climate change regulations.
All clean agents do not have the same margins of safety. When extinguishing a fire in occupied spaces, the safety of the agent is a very important consideration. A key to that is the minimum design concentration used. As an alternative to calling out clean agents by brand, products may be specified by requiring margins of safety.
An inert gas release during a fire may damage hard disk drives. The discharge in a server room may last 120 seconds for a Class A hazard. (NFPA 2001 18.104.22.168.2.) The frequency, acoustic level and the duration of the sound during discharge all contribute to hard drive failure by interrupting data tracking on spinning hard disk drives. No chemical clean agent discharge has been reported to damage hard disk drives.
When you choose Novec 1230 fluid as your clean agent, you’ll need to specify it as part of a complete fire suppression system. The system you select is based on the agent. These 3M approved original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) understand the unique chemistry of Novec 1230 fluid and have engineered their listed or approved systems to optimize its extinguishing performance and protect your critical assets.
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