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High-flying solutions for fire protection, precision cleaning and heat transfer

When your job description includes putting people and equipment in the air – whether aboard a commercial jetliner or strapped into the latest military fighter – safety and reliability must be your highest priorities.

3M™ Novec™ Products are designed to meet the critical requirements of your toughest maintenance and operational challenges. From precision cleaning of avionics circuitry …to thermal management of missile guidance systems…to fire protection of control towers and radar rooms, the Novec brand stands for chemistries that provide safe, effective and sustainable technologies in a wide range of applications, including:

Aerosol cleaning

3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners are a family of nonflammable, non-conductive cleaning solvents in convenient aerosol form. They combine effective spray cleaning performance with a wide margin of workplace safety and a favorable environmental profile. Because they are non-corrosive, non-conductive, and penetrate deep into tight clearances, Novec aerosol products are effective on a wide range of tough cleaning applications, including avionics, electro-mechanical devices, instrumentation, oxygen systems, electrical contacts, PCB repair and more.

Compliant with military and commercial aerospace specifications.

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Thermal management

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are unique dielectric materials used to solve a wide range of thermal management challenges in aviation, data centers, control rooms, guidance systems and other critical applications. These nonflammable, chemically inert, low global warming heat transfer fluids offer a number of advantages over other dielectric coolants such as PAO and silicate esters, including more efficient heat transfer properties, stability at high temperatures and compatibility with most typical materials of construction.

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Fire protection

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is an advanced clean agent fire suppression material that combines fast extinguishing performance with an outstanding safety and environmental profile. It is ideal for critical commercial and military aviation applications such as computer and telecommunications centers, radar rooms and data storage areas; as well as specific military applications, including shipboard hazards, engine and crew bays in armored vehicles and flightline protection.

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Precision cleaning

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of nonflammable, non ozone-depleting, low global warming cleaning solvents used in a wide range of vapor degreasing, immersion, tube flushing, hand-wipe and spray cleaning applications. These versatile, sustainable materials are effective on a wide range of soils, and offer excellent compatibility with most metals, plastics and elastomers.

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