SEVO Systems, a provider of clean-agent fire protection solutions, was again represented at the White House HFC Reduction Roundtable event. At the event, the Obama administration and private-sector leaders reported on progress since last year’s meeting and announced ambitious future commitments to reduce potent greenhouse gases.
SEVO Systems provides a safe environmental choice for fire suppression in critical facilities, such as power plants and wind-turbine electrical components, where the use of water or other extinguishment options could do as much harm as a fire disaster.
At the Roundtable, SEVO Systems revealed that it has displaced nearly two million tons of CO2equivalent in the past 12 months, and has further pledged to reduce the CO2equivalent emissions of 12 million tons by 2020 through the use of non-HFC materials in high-efficiency fire suppression systems.
SEVO Systems also participated in a product showcase held at the Department of Energy, where Jon Flamm and John Schuster of SEVO Systems demonstrated the benefits of using 3M Novec 1230 Fire-Protection Fluid. They indicated to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and EPA Director Gina McCarthy how the latest system technology from SEVO Systems essentially eliminates the need for HFCs in fire suppression.
SEVO’s enduring commitment to innovation and product development has resulted in cutting-edge technologies that make using non-HFC solutions safer and cost efficient. SEVO was the first to offer retrofitting of existing HFC-227/HFC-125/Halon systems that lower transition costs and simplify installation by using existing pipe networks. In addition, SEVO’s system efficiency continues to reduce hardware requirements and system footprint size.
SEVO products exclusively use non-HFC fluids, and have been third party tested and approved by UL, FM, and the US Coast Guard. Each of the new products have also been approved the EPA’s Significant New Alternative Policies (SNAP) program.