Ansul Sapphire fire suppression system

Friday, 06 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Tyco Integrated Fire & Security

The Ansul Sapphire fire suppression system uses a sustainable chemical agent that fights fires without causing any damage to electronics and other critical assets and is suitable for applications including hospitals and telecommunications centres.

The system uses 3M Novec 1230 fire-protection fluid that looks like water, but does not cause the type of damage associated with water. The fire-protection fluid will quickly evaporate, safeguarding delicate items and leaving them unaffected.

The system chemically interferes with the fire combustion process, bringing it to a halt. It also works faster than a water sprinkler system, which is designed to work when it detects an actual flame. Fires are detected at invisible levels, identifying particles of combustion before they turn into damaging flames.

The system also offers central storage and a modular design that can work in tandem with existing building fire-alarm and suppression systems. The agent is stored in pressurised containers as a liquid and vaporises when discharged. When applied in a modular design, storage containers take up less space than other fire suppression systems, giving users more options for storage and placement.

Other benefits include an atmospheric lifetime of only five days, versus 33 years for the closest chemical alternative, as well as zero ozone depletion and higher safety margin over other non-sustainable halocarbon alternatives.

The system complements the Ansul Inergen clean agent system.

Phone: 02 9684 3939
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