The Chubb Novec 1230 fire protection fluid is stored as a liquid and discharged into the protected space as a gas. It puts fires out quickly by a combination of heat absorption and chemical interference with the flame by reaching extinguishing concentrations in ten seconds or less. It does not leave any residue behind, and there is no need for costly clean-up operations.
Since the fluid is at room temperature it is unique amongst gaseous agents and it therefore offers compact storage. It is electrically non-conductive and offers a safety margin of up to 100%, which is higher than any other type of clean fire suppression agent.
The Novec 1230 fluid has a zero Ozone depletion potential, a Global Warming Potential of just one and an atmospheric lifetime of only five days.