SAPPHIRE Gas Suppression System
The LPG SAPPHIRE Fire Suppression System delivering 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is an environmentally friendly clean agent system,
and the solution of choice for protecting people and high value assets.
Protecting our world
Almost every aspect of modern life has a direct or indirect effect on the environment.
With increasing demand for awareness and action regarding environmental issues,
SAPPHIRE systems help reduce environmental impact. Novec 1230 has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
and negligible global warming potential (GWP). The atmospheric lifetime of Novec 1230 is between three and
five days making SAPPHIRE systems an ideal solution without compromising the environment.
LPG SAPPHIRE systems are ideal for use in occupied spaces.
Independent toxicity studies have established that Novec 1230 is very low in both acute and chronic toxicity with
high safety margins between its normal use concentrations and the No Observable Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL).
Fast acting suppression
LPG SAPPHIRE systems work fast and are designed to rapidly absorb heat to the point where combustion ceases.
Once actuated, LPG SAPPHIRE systems deliver the extinguishant within 10 seconds, stopping fires before they have
the chance to spread. Most importantly when a fire is suppressed quickly, the result is less damage,
lower refurbishment costs and reduced downtime.
System design - 25 and 42 bar options
The LPG SAPPHIRE System is available in both 25 and 42 bar pressures.
The 25 bar system is suitable for the majority of hazards whilst the 42 bar offers additional flexibility in the design of systems,
protecting larger or more complex hazards, including those incorporating selector valves for multi-zone protection
and where system containers are to be located further from the protected hazard
Partnering with specialist manufacturers
Tyco has been partnering with 3M for many years in delivering the SAPPHIRE custom-engineered clean agent system using Novec 1230.
to read an article published by 3M about the 42bar SAPPHIRE system.