We typically use clean gas agents such as Novec™ 1230:
How does Novec 1230TM work?
Novec 1230TM extinguishes fires by removing heat. All fires need heat, oxygen, and a fuel source to continue to burn. By removing any of these three elements, you can extinguish the fire. Other fire suppression agents, such as carbon dioxide, remove oxygen. Because Novec™ 1230 removes heat instead of oxygen, it is safer to use in occupied spaces, because it does not pose a suffocation risk for people.
Novec 1230TM Advantages
- Novec™ 1230 is safe for people, so a fire suppression system with Novec™ 1230 can be installed in an occupiable space
- After Novec™ 1230 fire suppression system puts out a fire, Novec™ 1230 evaporates immediately. You do not need to clean it up
- Novec™ 1230 leaves no residue and is safe for equipment, including sensitive electronics and machinery