Novec1230 is supplied in lightweight cylinders with a small footprint that requires minimal storage space. Novec 1230 fluid has a boiling point of 49 degrees C and therefore exists as a liquid at room temperature. It is super-pressurized with nitrogen to 25 bar and rapidly extinguishes a fire through a combination of heat absorption (its main action) and some chemical interference with the flame.
Despite having a low boiling point, Novec 1230 fluid is effectively vaporized over a wide range of hazard temperatures. It is therefore ideally suited for Marine applications where high margins of safety and long-term sustainability are considered to be important features.