Your 3M Novec 1230 Replacement

Since 3M announced the cancellation of Novec 1230 in 2022, users of the agent have been forced to find a suitable replacement, and one with the same approvals, testing and validation of the agent’s origins.

That’s why Fike partnered with The Standard Fluids Corporation for Fike SF 1230 fluid, the perfect drop-in replacement to meet any existing Novec 1230 specifications, and to protect new installations as well. The agent shares the same chemical compound as Novec 1230 and the following characteristics:

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Eco-Friendly - A colorless, odorless, water-insoluble, thermally stable, zero ODP, low GWP agent that meets the most stringent international environmental regulations and yet is extremely effective at suppressing fires.

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Physical Properties - Discharged as a gas but remains liquid at room temperature; is electrically non-conducting in both the liquid and gaseous state; with a boiling point of 49.2℃, Fike SF 1230 fluid has a much lower vapor pressure than other clean agents which are gaseous at ambient conditions.

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Limitless Applications - Widely used for fire protection systems in total flooding applications and especially effective in data centers, electronic control centers, computer rooms, transformer rooms, museums and many other environments.

Testing & Validation

Perhaps the most important feature for owners of Fike SF 1230 fluid is the comfort of knowing every bottle includes precisely what it claims. All batches of Fike SF 1230 meet or exceed 3M Novec 1230 purity (99.91% vs 99.67%) are subjected to testing performed by an independent US-based ISO 9001-certified laboratory, is compliant with NFPA 2001 and ISO 14520, and is UL listed and FM approved.

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Fike SF 1230 fluid is protected under Standard Fluids’ StratosClear™ Warranty, which covers customers’ investments if the fluid is ever banned or restricted in use as a fire protection agent within 20 years of installation. Furthermore, if you are replacing 3M Novec 1230 with Fike SF 1230 and have an existing Blue Sky Warranty with 3M, contact us to learn how the warranty may be converted.

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Amos Leap

“Fike SF 1230 offers the same chemical as 3M Novec 1230 with the same level of quality and purity standards. Coupled with high quality Fike equipment, third party listings and the incredible team at Standard Fluids Corporation, Fike SF 1230 is the perfect drop-in replacement to meet those existing NOVEC 1230 specifications.”

Amos Leap, Fike Fire Suppression Product Manager