Novec 1230 vs FM200: Which one suits your building?
Novec 1230 vs Fm200? What are their comparisons and which one is the most suited to your building?
Novec 1230 Fire Suppression System
The Novec 1230 is a clean agent fire suppression system. To swiftly extinguish a fire, the Novec 1230 employs a fluid fluoroketone. This technology responds instantly to fire, leaves no residue, and is extremely non-conductive.
The Novec 1230 uses:
- Data centres, communications facilities, archives, museums, and historical relics.
- Other uses include maritime, oil & gas, aerospace, aviation, and military constructions, among others.
FM200 Fire Suppression System
Fm200 is a hydrofluorocarbon that can be used to replace ozone-depleting Halon fire suppression systems. FM200 is a clean agent system that works quickly and leaves no residue behind. After the system discharge, there is less clean-up required, and there is reduced downtime after certain fires.
- Often found in data centres, telecommunications facilities, and military applications.
Which one to choose, Novec 1230 or FM200?
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Both the Novec 1230 and FM200 are fast-acting, clean agent fire suppression systems that may be utilised in a variety of settings. It might be difficult to choose between the two types of systems. Here are some things to think about while selecting a fire suppression system.
The FM200 and Novec 1230 are also stored in liquid cylinders. The Novec 1230 may require a few more cylinders than the FM200, but this is entirely relative to the size of the building.
When it comes to environmental effects, the two types of systems differ. Neither agent depletes the ozone layer. The FM200 has a global warming potential of about 3500, whilst the Novec 1230 has a global warming potential of 1, making it the more ecologically friendly option.
Installing one type of fire suppression system over another may be more cost-effective. Consult with fire protection experts to know which one is best suited for your building.
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