Fire suppression systems containing Novec 1230 fluid are commercially available globally. Major system listings and approvals, with Novec 1230 fluid as a component, are included in the following table. Component recognitions have been attained from US-based Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. and FM Global, as well as EU-based LPCB, VdS and CNPP. Also, the German Amtliche Prufstelle has approved systems using Novec 1230 fluid. While approval from the SSL in Australia is complete, other AsiaPac approvals are in progress.
Novec 1230 fluid is included in the 2008 edition of NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems and the 2006 edition of ISO 14520, Gaseous Media Fire Extinguishing Systems. In each standard, it is referenced by the generic ASHRAE nomenclature FK-5-1-12.
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For one specific industry, commercial marine, numerous approvals for systems using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid have been attained globally. These are listed here.
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Chemical Registry Approvals
When commercialising 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, inclusion of the chemistry on a region's or country's chemical registry is required. The following table lists eight of the major chemical registry approvals for Novec 1230 fluid.
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