Novec 1230 for Telecommunications
Clean agent for telecommunication sites and IT technologies To suppress fire but also to not damage expensive telecommunication equipment requires the use of gases that do not leave a residue and are highly non-conductive. On telecommunication sites and IT technologies apart from server rooms, there are a number of places, such as switch and telecommunication rooms, exchange rooms and diesel-generator rooms where it is also essential to take into account the fire protection requirements.
The overwhelming majority of manufacturers and developers of fire protection for telecommunication sites and IT technologies choose Novec 1230, the most effective agent, meeting all of the requirements of fire protection overall, for the entire site, to the highest extent.
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid helps address the global demand for a clean agent fire protection that offers a wide margin of safety, is effective and is not targeted for emission reduction, phase-out or phase-down.
Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential, a short atmospheric lifetime of 5 days and a global warming potential of 1 – about the same as naturally-occurring carbon dioxide. It is the first halocarbon clean agent to offer a viable, longterm sustainable technology for special hazards fire protection in the telecommunications and data center industries.
The Gielle Systems are automatic suppression systems using Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and consisting of four basic components and their associated accessories.
Detection and Alarm Devices
The system components consist of agent containers, container supports (racks), and discharge nozzles.
The completer kits consist of warning signs, hoses, connection fittings, pressure gauges or solenoid valves, and the actuator required to operate the cylinder valve.
The detection, alarm devices and accessories provide fire detection, audible and visual pre-alarm warnings and annunciation of the Novec 1230 fluid discharge.
The control panel monitors the detection, actuates the alarms, initiates the agent discharge and controls auxiliary functions such as shut down of vital equipment and ventilation dampers.
The system and its components are agency tested for total flooding applications and should be used in accordance with the guidelines contained in National Fire Protection Association 2001. A total flooding application can be defined as injecting Novec 1230 fluid into an enclosure or volume having the structural integrity to retain the agent during and after discharge.
The design of such a system requires that the Novec 1230 fluid be discharged from its container in between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 seconds and be thoroughly mixed throughout the protected volume, reaching a minimum concentration level of 4.2%, but not exceeding 10% in normally occupied spaces.
3Mâ„¢ Novecâ„¢ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a highly efficient fire extinguishant designed especially for “special hazards.” These are defined as spaces such as telecommunication switch rooms, computer and electronic control rooms where maintaining continuous operation of high-value equipment is critical.
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