Chemetron Introduces Non-Toxic, Environmentally Acceptable Fire Safety Solutions

MIAMI, Fla., July 18, 2006 — Attendees at the Americas’ Fire & Security Expo will have the opportunity to learn more about Chemetron’s clean agent fire suppression systems, which use Novec 1230 fire protection fluid, at the company’s booth #1010. Chemetron is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

“Novec 1230 fire protection fluid is safe, non-toxic and environmentally acceptable for sensitive equipment and applications. We engineer our systems with Novec 1230 because protecting the health and safety of our employees, customers and the environment is a core value at Chemetron Fire Systems. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Novec 1230 has the capability to discharge in 10 seconds or less, giving it the capability to extinguish fires fast and effectively,” said Steve Dmitrovich, vice president and general manger at Chemetron.

Other environmentally important features of Novec 1230 are its low Global Warming Potential (GWP) rating of just one, an atmospheric lifetime of approximately five days, an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of zero and the fact that it does not leave any post-fire residue.

Chemetron’s other UL Listed and/or FM approved clean agent products are its gaseous systems utilizing FM-200 and its Argonite Inert gas systems. Other product offerings include Low and High-pressure CO2 gaseous agent systems, Water Mist systems and detection and control panels to support its suppression products. All of Chemetron’s products are backed by a staff of technical personnel and a global distribution network that ensure proper system application and support.

Chemetron Fire Systems has led the industry in innovative product design for more than 68 years, constantly creating new solutions to handle today’s special hazards. Chemetron’s start-to-finish turnkey solutions, technical support, global distribution network and engineered system approach meet or exceed the most stringent industry and customer specifications. UTC Fire & Security provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers throughout the world, and is headquartered in Connecticut, USA. More information can be found at