At Kidde, we are committed to providing more than fire protection—we strive to deliver value. This guiding principle was paramount in the development of the Kidde Engineered Fire Suppression System Designed for use with 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.
Kidde engineers set out to manufacture a suppression system flexible enough to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of special hazard applications while meeting the environmental standards of today, as well as those of the foreseeable future.
Novec 1230 fluid is the ideal suppressant for the system as it provides the greatest margin of safety of any clean agent replacement. In addition, it is the first clean agent to offer a viable, long-term solution to the environmental challenges presented in today’s environmentally aware society.
Why Choose a Kidde Engineered System using Novec 1230 Fluid?
Environment Friendly. Novec 1230 fluid has a zero Ozone Depletion Potential, a Global Warming Potential of just one, and an atmospheric lifetime of only five days.
Safe. Independent scientific studies have proven that Novec 1230 fluid poses no safety risk to people in occupied spaces at the normal design concentration. It also offers a safety margin of up to 100%—that’s higher than any other type of clean fire suppression agent.
Efficient. Novec 1230 fluid puts fires out quickly, before they can do any serious damage. It does this by reaching extinguishing concentrations in ten seconds or less. Because Novec 1230 fluid extinguishes fires with a combination of heat absorption and chemical interface with the flame, it is effective on a wide range of Class A, B and electrical fires.
Clean. Novec 1230 fluid, stored as a liquid, discharges as a colorless, electrically non-conductive, and non-corrosive gas. It does not leave any residue behind, and there is no need for costly clean-up operations.
Cost-Effective. Kidde has produced a cost-effective Novec 1230 fluid Fire Suppression System with independent third party approvals recognized worldwide.