The Fireboy CG and Ma Series automatic fire suppression systems recently took a big step forward environmentally by changing to 3M’s “Novec” 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, which has a proven track record in any number of industrial applications—including high-tech computer server facilities where it does not damage sensitive equipment and leaves no harmful residue. Unlike some Halon replacements, Novec it is not targeted for emission reduction or phase-out, since its global warming effect is less than one-tenth of a percent of CO2. This can be seen in 3M’s Blue Sky warranty of 20-year protection against environmental regulation. Both the CG and MA units function automatically at 175 F, while the MA models can also be activated manually. While Fireboy notes that the Novec systems cost a bit more due to the Novec 1230 itself and the somewhat larger-capacity cylinders required for a given sized space, the systems are still reasonably priced.
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