Webinar 3M – Museums and Cultural Heritage Fire Protection

Tue, 30.11.2021 10.30-11.30 CET

3M Free Webinar November 30, 2021:

Choosing a fire protection system for your museum, archive or library means making a choice for decades to come. It means representing the organization’s long-term sustainability mission, caring for visitors and the community, and protect exhibits and artifacts from a number of risks.

Join 3M’s fire suppression experts to discuss how to select a modern solution that protects your collection and supports your mission.
In this free webinar, 3M ™ will discuss various protection solutions including 3M ™ Novec ™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and share the experience of museums around the world addressing fire prevention using modern fire protection systems.

The webinar will be held in English and after the presentation there will be an interactive question and answer session. After the webinar it is possible to obtain a certificate of participation.

Alina Safonova has a PhD and is Business Development Manager for Fluid
3M Novec 1230. Has more than 7 years of experience in the fire protection industry. In
more recent years, Alina has specialized in the area of ​​heritage fire protection and has developed relationships with ICOM and leading Russian opinion leaders within the museum area to further deepen her knowledge of fire protection technologies.

Joachim Hellmann is the 3M CER Key Account Manager for 3M ™ Novec ™ 1230 Fire
Protection Fluid at 3M. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and has 22 years of experience in 3M.

Some use cases for cultural heritage

Traditional water mist sprinkler protection systems and dry chemical systems can be just as destructive as fire itself when it comes to fragile and irreplaceable artifacts.

The 3M ™ Novec ™ 1230 Fire Protection system has over 50,000 installations in 90 countries and also includes museums, libraries and archives.

National Museum of Scotland


Within the walls of the Royal Museum of Scotland are some of the most innovative inventions and discoveries of the past 300 years.
The system chosen to protect these vital artifacts required an impeccable environmental profile combined with high safety margins.

The SAPPHIRE® system, using 3M ™ Novec ™ 1230, provides the National Museum of Scotland with an environmentally friendly, future-proof solution with an atmospheric duration of 5 days and a global warming potential of just 1.

Together with a compact storage space and a fast-acting profile, the National Museum of Scotland has the ideal solution to protect their precious artifacts and vital computer systems.

3M ™ Novec ™ 1230 is safe for use on paper, canvas and film substrates, leaves no residue and does not attack ink, paper, pencil dye, paint or other materials.

Edvard Munch Museum

The Edvard Munch Museum in Norway houses irreplaceable cultural artifacts.

The key to the system specification was effective protection without damage to the building contents. Speed ​​of extinction, selection of even an appropriate agent and a high safety margin were essential, as were sustainability and respect for the environment.

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