3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

A Next Generation Halon 1301 replacement, Novec 1230 fluid is an environmentally friendly solution for waterless fire suppression.

  • Safe for human occupancy.
  • Atmospheric Lifetime of <5 days, making Global Warming Potential (GWP) negligible
  • Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)
  • Appears on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) list
  • Discharges in 10 seconds or less to extinguish fires rapidly, minimizing damage to high value assets.
  • Designed in accordance with NFPA 2001.
  • UL listed and FM approved.
  • Marine system with USCG and ABS approvals also available.

Electrical Equipment Protection

Using Direct Low Pressure Systems
with Clean Agent


Electrical arcing and other malfunctions can easily start a fire inside of electrical equipment. Fire can start anywhere there is an electrical connection, and it's important to detect them right at their source. AR Suppression systems detect fires using flexible tubing that can be installed anywhere a fire can start. If electrical equipment catches fire, the tubing bursts open, dousing the fire with clean agent gas. Unlike water or carbon dioxide, clean agents will not damage sensitive electronics, making them ideal for electrical equipment.

Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Engineering Technology manufactures reliable, cost-effective, automatic fire detection and suppression systems that can be installed in virtually any “micro-environment” or small enclosed space where critical assets are located or where an increased risk of fire could be mitigated by an automatic fire suppression system. Electrical Fire Suppression systems are completely self-contained, require no electrical power, and are easy to install and maintain – think of them as automatic fire extinguishers. Fire Engineering Technology advanced fire protection systems are compatible with most commercially available fire-suppressing clean agents, foams, and dry chemicals and are the only systems of their type to carry major listings and approvals from UL, ULC, CE, FM, and more than 20 other international agencies.

Micro Environment Systems

Micro environments are applications where the potential for fire hazard can be contained within a specific enclosure, including:

  • Equipment
  • Machines
  • Vehicles
  • Storage compartments

Fires occurring in machines running oil-based coolant can cause significant damage in seconds—and potentially cause extensive damage by spreading through your entire facility.  Even in the presence of operators, machines have been completely destroyed.

Automatic fire suppression system can be installed on a machine to help alleviate much of this danger. Fire Engineering Technology brings reliable CNC machine fire protection to equipment and other micro environments—ensuring that fires will be quickly detected and suppressed, often before damage is done to the machine.

Direct Release Systems

Fire Engineering Technology,s fire protection – direct release systems utilize the Trace tube as both the “detection device” and “suppressant delivery”. As the fire begins, the portion of the tube nearest the point where the most heat is detected ruptures, forming an effective spray nozzle.

The pressure will then drop as the Trace tube releases the entire contents of the cylinder through the distribution nozzle to effectively suppress the fire. More than one Trace tube can be used enabling the system to cover more area. Our fire suppression systems are critical for safety and protecting your valuable equipment.

Indirect Release Systems

Fire Engineering Technology’s fire protection – indirect release systems use the Trace Tube as a “Fire Detection” and “System Activation” device, not as the discharge tube.

Once the tubing senses the fire, it then ruptures – resulting in a drop of pressure causing the Indirect Valve to activate. This diverts flow from the detection tube to the larger outlet ports.

Then the fire suppression system kicks in – the Extinguishing Agent is discharged from the cylinder through the diffuser nozzles, flooding the area in a proprietary mix of fire extinguishing chemicals, effectively suppressing the fire quickly and thoroughly.

This system is typically used in larger areas that require a high volume of Extinguishing Agents, to effectively suppress the fire.

Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the specific application requirements.