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At Thompsons we pride our selves to be an environmental or  Green company.  We recommend NOVEC 1230 for the customer that has the environment aspects as an important consideration.  Also with a minimum 40% margin of safety in all designs it has the best safety factor should some large solid object be introduced to the area protected with out informing fire safety company for design considerations.  Thompson “Tip” Green + Safest for People = Good Option

With the new “High pressure” Saphire ( NOVEC 1230 ) system by Ansul with the option to use Selector valves.  Less agent being required to protect more areas potentially further reduces costs, hardware, and agent thus achieving an even lower environmental footprint

Sapphire by Ansul - Also known as Novec 1230 fire suppression

  • Novec1230 gas is synthetic/chemical fire suppression gas/agent.
  • Novec1230 is a waterless fire suppressant and extinguishes a fire by removing the free radicals or heat element of the fire triangle (Oxygen, Heat and Fuel).
  • The concentration of Novec 1230 is typically between 5.3% to 5.6% of the room volume.
  • Novec1230 in its natural state, looks and feels like water. Novec is a non conductive liquid that has some surprise characteristics. Often Novec is exhibited by filling a fish tank with the Novec fire suppression agent, then inserting a computer screen within the liquid switch on. Mobile phones can be placed within the liquid and will operate as normal.
  • Novec 1230 boils at 48 degrees Celsius and vaporizes in the fire suppression delivery when discharged.

Typical Novec1230 fire suppression Applications

  • DATA Centers
  • Communication Rooms
  • Telecommunication facilities
  • UPS Rooms
  • Medical facilities
  • Military Installations
  • Petrochemical
  • Industrial
  • Sensitive electronic rooms
  • Valuable assets Rooms – Art, Vaults, Monetary printing, Museums

NOVEC / Sapphire “High Pressure” System Option:  

  • Selector valves can be used to distribute gas to multiple rooms
  • Saves Cylinders, space agent and likely lowers budget
  • Central bank system which allows cylinders to be contained more conveniently.

How safe is Novec1230 Fire Suppression gas?

Novec 1230 is classed as a clean agent which means that it is safe to use within occupied spaces. It does not reduce oxygen and uses very small concentrations by volume.

How does Novec 1230 work?

NOVEC 1230 DOES NOT Remove or reduce Oxygen! NOVEC 1230 is a synthetic/chemical fire suppression gas and extinguishes a fire by removing the free radicals or heat elements from the fire triangle. (Oxygen, Heat and Fuel).

The concentration of Novec 1230 is typically between 5.3% to 5.6% of the room volume. Novec1230 is discharged into the risk between 6 and 10 seconds.

What are the advantages of a Novec 1230 fire suppression system?

Due to the low concentration levels of Novec1230 fire suppression, means that less Novec cylinders and less space is required, making the storage footprint for the fire suppression agent very small.

Novec 1230 offers significant atmospheric advantages over it synthetic rivals. Novec1230 is considered as a green gas and contains no threat to both the Ozone Layer and Novec does not fall into the Kyoto protocol for global warming gases.

Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential and the lowest atmospheric lifetime for halocarbon alternatives:

  • Novec 1230 has an atmospheric lifetime of only 5 days
  • Novec 1230 has a Global Warming Potential of 1
  • Novec 1230 fluid has the greatest margin of safety for use in occupied spaces
  • It makes good business sense to use Novec 1230 fluid because it is a sustainable, long-term technology. Not only does Novec 1230 fluid meet today's regulations, but it meets those of the foreseeable future.
  •  At Thompson we offer engineered Novec 1230 fire protection systems tailored made/designed for its application. We have our own FM200 and NOVEC filling plant based in Qatar  We offer full technical design on Novec 1230 systems and we can provide a quotation within 24 hours from your enquiry and an installation rapidly thereafter pending approvals of course.

For further information, or if you would like a quotation for a Novec 1230 fire suppression system please CONTACT US.

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