What Is A Novec Fire Suppression System?

Novec fire suppression system is a clean and green fire fighting system. Novec system comprises of detectors, control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles.

The Novec Fire Suppression System combines a good environmental image with remarkable extinguishing efficacy. For usage as a gaseous fire suppressant, Novec 1230, C6F12O, fluid has a minimal global warming potential and no potential to deplete the ozone layer. The primary method by which Novec 1230 fire protection fluid puts out a fire is by taking away its heat. It is also non-conductive electrically.

It is typically used in places like museums, server rooms, banks, clean rooms, and hospitals where water from a fire sprinkler might harm valuable equipment or when water-based fire suppression is difficult.

Substituting Novec 1230 Fluid For Halon

Most problems that were previously protected with halon 1301 can now be protected with Novec 1230 fluid. How much of any halon substitute is needed to offer a comparable degree of protection depends on its physical characteristics. Although end-use design concentrations will be comparable, Novec 1230 fluid will need almost twice as much agent by weight as the corresponding halon system, necessitating only minor increases in storage space for the containers.

Any existing pipes would probably need to be replaced or at least augmented, however, the precise specifications for any given system can only be established after a thorough analysis of the current arrangement.

Chemical Characteristics Of The Fluid Novec 1230

Carbon, fluorine, and oxygen combine to create Novec 1230 fluid and the chemical combination is given by [CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2 – dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one]. The Novec 1230 fluid’s primary extinguishing action is heat absorption, with the thermal degradation of the fluid in the flame making a secondary chemical contribution.

Utilizing Novec 1230 fluid in inhabited places is safe since it leaves no residue behind. Its two main advantages are:

●   Novec 1230 fluid is a highly fluorinated ketone with no chlorine or bromine, which has a low ozone depletion potential (ODP). As a consequence, Novec 1230 fluid has an ODP of 0, which indicates that it has no impact on stratospheric ozone.

●   The atmospheric lifespan of Novec 1230 fluid, which has a low GWP, is just 0.014 years. For all intents and purposes, the potential for global warming is insignificant.

Details And Specifications Of The Equipment

Novec 1230 fluid-based fire suppression systems are intended to be released within 10 seconds into a space with the structural integrity to contain the agent. In order to achieve a minimum concentration level in compliance with NFPA 2001 and/or regulatory regulations, the Novec 1230 fluid evenly mixes across the covered area.

Fire suppression and electrical services For Novec 1230 fluid, Fire Systems cylinder assemblies are in 360 psi (24.8 bar) and 500 psi (34.48 bar) storage pressure options. Storage at 500 psi makes it possible to create more complicated pipeline layouts, use smaller diameter pipes, and pipe across longer distances.

The parts of Novec Fire Suppression Systems and the accessories that go with them are as follows:

Agent Storage Components – The cylinder assembly(s), which houses the Novec 1230 fluid, as well as the cylinder bracket(s), which firmly fastens the cylinder assembly in place, make up the storage components.

Agent Fluid Distribution Components – The pipe system that connects the discharging nozzles to the cylinder assembly and is used to deliver the Novec 1230 fluid into a guarded hazard makes up the distribution components.

Trim components – Components which include connection fittings, pressure gauges, low-pressure supervisory switches, electronic valve actuators, and manual valve actuators, complete the setup of the suppression system.

Parts of a slave arrangement – The pneumatic valve actuator(s), actuation check valve, vent check, actuation hose, and fittings needed for a multiple cylinder (slave) arrangement make up the slave arrangement components.

The control panel – The status of the electric actuator, detectors, warning systems, cylinder pressure, and any manual release and abort stations are all monitored by this equipment. To operate, any electric or electronic gadget has to be connected to the control panel.

Devices for detection and alarm – When detection devices are combined with manual release and abort stations, system efficiency is maximized, and personnel are informed of alarm situations via audible and visual alarm systems.

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