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New water-look-alike technology fights fire without causing water damage

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posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 10:02 AM
It is called "Sapphire" and looks like water but will not damage anything. They say it is safe for the enviroment and disapates within 5 days unlike previous products that were hazardous to the ozone. I think this will be used heavily in the electronic and computer manufacturing places, since it will not do water damage. A little pricy I heard on the Discovery Channel it would cost $35 a foot, but well worth it.

Lets hope it truely is safe for the enviroment.
Sorry if already posted, did a search and couldn't find anything.

he SAPPHIRE Suppression System uses 3M® NOVEC 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. It looks exactly like water, but does not 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. In fact, items can even be immersed in the agent. The fire protection fluid will quickly evaporate, safeguarding these items - and leaving them unaffected.

The SAPPHIRE Suppression System chemically interferes with the fire combustion process, therefore 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. SAPPHIRE Suppression Systems detect fire at invisible levels, identifying particles of combustion before they turn into damaging flames.

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[edit on 10-2-2005 by valkeryie]


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