Using water as a fire suppressant in areas where electronics operate and irreplaceable, high-value assets are stored, could be as devastating as fire itself. The SAPPHIRE Clean Agent System quickly suppresses fires and protects sensitive equipment without causing harm to people or the environment. The system is especially suited to suppress fires in areas where an electrically non-conductive medium is required, where electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency, where cleanup of other agents poses a problem, and in normally occupied areas that demand a non-toxic agent.

The SAPPHIRE system uses 3M Novec 1230 fire protection fluid for total flooding applications. The clear, colorless agent has zero ozone depletion potential, an atmospheric lifetime of just five days, and a global warming potential of 1.0. The SAPPHIRE system suppresses a fire before it can be fully engaged and once the fire is suppressed, Novec 1230 quickly evaporates without harming any valuable assets.

The fluid can be used in total flooding fire suppression applications such as:
  • Data processing centers
  • Tape storage vaults
  • Occupied or unoccupied electronic areas with very sensitive or irreplaceable equipment
  • Telecommunications including cellular sites and switching centers
  • Military systems including combat vehicles and marine engine rooms
  • Transportation including merchant marine vessels and mass transit vehicles
  • Recreation including pleasure craft and race cars



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Document Name Document Type
Language FileName Action
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Suppression Systems Product Overview (Rev. 01) Brochure/Flyer English F-2013129.pdf View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Fire Suppression Systems Product Overview (A4 Format, Rev. 01) Brochure/Flyer English F-2013129_A4.pdf View
ANSUL "Clean Agent Protection for Critical and Irreplaceable Assets" Total Solutions (Rev. 02) Brochure/Flyer English F-2012108.pdf View
ANSUL Proteção De Agente Limpo Para Ativos Críticos E Insubstituíveis Soluções Totais (Rev. 02) Brochure/Flyer Brazilian Portuguese F-2012108_BPT.pdf View
ANSUL Protección De Agente Limpio Para Activos Críticos E Irremplazables Soluciones Totales (Rev. 02) Brochure/Flyer Latin American Spanish F-2012108_LAS.pdf View
SAPPHIRE System Protects National Treasures Case Study English F-2009102.pdf View
SAPPHIRE® System Schützt Nationale Schätze Anwendungsfallstudie Case Study German F-2009102_DE.pdf View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Acoustic Nozzle Data Sheet (Rev. 03) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2019095.pdf View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Acoustic Nozzle Data Sheet (Rev. 03, A4 Format) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2019095_A4.pdf View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE® Clean-Agent Fire Suppression Systems (IS Seamless Cylinders) Data Sheet (Rev. 03) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2011040.pdf View
SAPPHIRE Engineered System Data Sheet (Rev. 04) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2003239.pdf View
SAPPHIRE 工程设计系统 清洁剂灭火系统 数据/规格 (A4) Data/Specification Sheet Chinese F-2003239_ZH.pdf View
Systemes Sur Mesure De Suppression D'incendie A Agent Propre SAPPHIRE (A4) Data/Specification Sheet French F-2003239_FR.pdf View
Установка SAPPHIRE С Чистым Огнетушащим Веществом Технические характеристики Data/Specification Sheet Russian F-2003239_RU.pdf View
Sistemas De Supresión De Incendios De Agente Limpio SAPPHIRE Diseñados A Medida Datos/Especificaciones (A4) Data/Specification Sheet Spanish F-2003239_ES.pdf View
SAPPHIRE Pre-Engineered System Data Sheet (Rev. 02) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2003128.pdf View
ANSUL 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Data Sheet (Rev. 04) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2003127.pdf View
ANSUL Container Monitoring Engineering Specifications Specifications English F-2021110.docx View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Clean Agent Fire Suppression System with AUTOPULSE Z-20 Agent Releasing Control Panel (Rev. 01) Specifications English F-2016314.docx View
ANSUL SAPPHIRE Clean Agent Fire Suppression System with AUTOPULSE Z-10 Conventional Detection System Engineering Specifications (Rev. 02) Specifications English F-2003240.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Replacement Components and Service - Genuine ANSUL replacement components recommended for installation on ANSUL products (Rev. 02) Technical Bulletins English F-8922.pdf View
SAPPHIRE Environmental Warranty (Rev. 02) Warranty English F-2006147.pdf View
Johnson Controls - Impact of sound on Computer Hard Disk Drives and Risk Mitigation Measures White Paper (Acoustic Nozzle) (Rev. 01) White Papers English T-2016367.pdf View
Johnson Controls - Impact of sound on Computer Hard Disk Drives and Risk Mitigation Measures White Paper (Acoustic Nozzle) (A4 Format, Rev. 01) White Papers English T-2016367_A4.pdf View


Additional system features:

  • Effective on Class A, B and C fires
  • Long-term, sustainable alternative to Halon, HFCs, and PFCs
  • UL/ULC listed and approved
  • FM Approved



Tank assemblies are available in 25 Bar or 42 Bar.

The agent tank assemblies are manufactured in accordance with DOT 4BW450 and consist of a tank fitted with a valve and internal siphon tube. Eight partially filled tank sizes are available. Tanks are super pressurized with dry nitrogen to 360 psi (25 bar) or 610 psi (42 bar) at 70 °F (21 °C).

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