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Today's widest margin of safety

Because its use concentration is much lower than its No Observable Adverse Effects level (NOAEL), Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid offers the widest margin of safety of any viable halon replacement available on the market today. Note: Industry standards require egress from a protected enclosure prior to system discharge.
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Properties Comparison
Novec 1230
Halon 1301
Use Concentration1 5.85% 5.0% 9.0% 12.1% 5.0%
NOAEL2 10.0% 5.0% 9.0% 7.5% <7%
Safety Margin 71% None 3% None Lethal at design

1 Halocarbon values based on heptane extinguishing concentration - ISO 14520:2006, CO2 value - NFPA 12:2005
2 NOAEL for cardiac sensitization (halocarbons) and effects specific to CO2

Novec 1230 fluid is very low in toxicity. The product has shown a very low potential for irritation to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. The acute and repeat dose toxicity of Novec 1230 fluid are also very low. For more safety information please visit our product documentation center on this website.




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