NOVEC 1230

Novec 1230 is a fluoroketone developed specifically by 3M for fire protection use. It is a compound of carbon, fluorine and oxygen (CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2). It is colorless, low-odor and electrically non-conductive. It suppresses fire by a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms without affecting the available oxygen This allows personnel to see and breathe, permitting them to leave the fire area safely