June 15, 2016
In the Climate Action Plan, President Obama directed his Administration to purchase lower GWP alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) whenever feasible. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and General Services Administration (GSA) issued a final rule to amend their acquisition practices to meet the plan’s goals.
It’s official. Effective June 15, 2016, the U.S. DoD, GSA and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the President’s Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high GWP HFCs.
June 7, 2016
Fifteen years ago, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid revolutionized the fire suppression market and now it is trusted in more than 50,000 system installations in over 90 countries. With the greatest margin of safety of any clean agent and low environmental impact, Novec 1230 fluid continues to move the industry forward with the purpose of delivering a solution that is designed to work now and for years to come. And we think that deserves a celebration.
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a highly-effective clean extinguishing agent, designed to replace non-sustainable halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). With zero ozone depletion potential and a global warming potential of less than one, it has an environmental profile that does not compromise its future availability – and you don’t have to compromise on performance.
Join us at the 3M booth #701 at the NFPA Conference & Expo, June 13-16 in Las Vegas to celebrate 15 years of Novec 1230 fluid!
June 1, 2016
FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 5-32 offers its best advice for data center loss prevention in the areas of property protection and business continuity. To help clarify some of these recommendations, the 3M Novec 1230 fluid team has developed a frequently asked questions (FAQs) guide that you may find helpful.
The FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 5-32 for Data Centers and Related Facilities recommends that consideration be given to employing a clean agent and a water-based system together to achieve full protection without compromise. Click here to learn why.
May 17, 2016
A global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown appears to be imminent, with Canada proposing domestic regulations on HFCs to meet their eventual obligations under the Montreal Protocol. Canada’s proposal is bold – combining an HFC phasedown with product-specific controls that are closely aligned with the U.S. EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
This March, the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released its proposal for significant controls on HFCs. The proposed approach combines a phasedown of HFCs from a calculated baseline and a series of product-specific controls for certain sectors. The proposal reflects comments ECCC received throughout the consultation process and aligns, where possible, with the U.S. EPA’s SNAP program.