Fire Suppression Fluid
3M Introduces Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, a clean agent fire suppression material designed to protect high-value assets and critical devices where water cannot be used.
3M’s Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent fire suppression material designed to protect high-value assets such as data centers, computers, artifacts, cameras, and other critical devices where water cannot be used. The fluid does not damage sensitive electronics or delicate documents and it does not leave residue behind. It enables facilities managers to make a 99.9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in critical function fire suppression as compared to systems using hydrofluorocarbons. Novec 1230 fluid has an atmospheric lifetime of only five days.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey