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Tyco FPP’s SAPPHIRE system

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Tyco Fire Protection Products (FPP) has extended its award winning SAPPHIRE system to include 25 and 42 bar variations for effective fire suppression of critical petrochemical, oil and gas (POG) processing infrastructure.

Product details

SAPPHIRE is a clean agent system, offering a greener and more environmentally friendly fire protection solution. The system is custom engineered for 3M™ NOVEC™ 1230 fire protection fluid, a clear agent with negligible global warming potential, zero ozone depletion and is safe for use in occupied areas.

The first commercially available system to delivery NOVEC 1230, SAPPHIRE has been in use for over 10 years. SAPPHIRE is particularly suited to vital facilities in the POG industry, such as backup power supplies, emergency facilities, including onsite medical centres, data communications and other ancillary buildings, where specialist solutions that can suppress fires rapidly and are safer for use in occupied areas are a necessity. Technically it can deliver a rapid knock down extinguishment within 10 seconds, which can result in less damage to electronic or other sensitive equipment. This in turn can facilitate a much shorter recovery period; a key consideration in POG facilities.

The 42 bar SAPPHIRE system is ideal for applications which involve multiple risks. Selector valves are used to cover several areas from a central storage location creating a space saving and potentially more economical solution. There is also the opportunity for reduced pipe sizes, which can reduce installation time and increase overall cost effectiveness.


‘The SAPPHIRE system delivers effective fire protection with a prove record in sensitive POG infrastructure where protection of hardware and people safety is vital. Electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency and clean up of agents is not an option in a high risk environment, so a robust and reliable fire suppression solutions such as the SAPPHIRE system is essential. We’re sure that this solution will provide further benefits for the protection of the POG industry around the world.’

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

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