Ansul has introduced the Sapphire™ suppression system featuring 3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid for special hazard applications, especially high-value equipment and systems that cannot be shut down in an emergency. Novec 1230 is a C6 Fluoroketone with a zero ozone depletion potential, and a five-day atmospheric lifetime. Every Sapphire system is custom-engineerd for the specific application, using the most effective arrangement of storage, actuation, distribution and discharge components. Novec 1230 fluid is stored as a liquid and quickly vaporizes upon discharge to flood the protected space and extinguish the fire by absorbing heat. The system also features AUTOPULSE® detection and control equipment to provide early warning detection, alarm, auxiliary control and agent release capabilities. Ansul.