The ANSUL® SAPPHIRE™ fire suppression system uses a new sustainable chemical agent that fights fires without causing damage to electronics, works of art, irreplaceable artifacts and other critical assets. The SAPPHIRE Suppression System uses 3M® NOVEC™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. It looks like water, but it doesn't cause the type of damage associated with water when putting out a fire. It can be used to protect rare exhibits, electronic equipment and other delicate items without causing any harm as the fluid quickly evaporates. It boasts an atmospheric lifetime of only five days, as well as zero ozone depletion potential. ANSUL®.
NFPA Overview: ANSUL® Fire Suppression System
June 29, 2005