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Ansul fire suppression system

From: William Minter <wminter>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Many years ago, at an AIC Annual Meeting banquet, we heard a
presentation on "dry water". It was a spoof, but now, maybe, there
just might be such a chemical?

On Good Morning America for April 13, 2004, there was a brief
segment on a non-destructive fire suppressant for sprinkler systems.
A book was dunked and said to dry in minutes. Even a laptop computer
was immersed with no apparent affect. The product is called Sapphire
and is available from Ansul Inc. It was made available last July in
a one tank + one nozzle setup, but early this year it was engineered
for larger installations. Following is a portion of the information
available at <URL:>

   "This revolutionary technology utilizes a new sustainable
    chemical agent that fights fires without causing damage to
    electronics, works of art, irreplaceable artifacts and other
    critical assets. This system provides the ideal solution for
    hospitals, museums, telecommunications centers and other
    facilities seeking to protect critical assets that could be
    damaged by ordinary fire suppression systems.

   "The Ansul Sapphire Suppression System uses 3M. NOVEC 1230 Fire
    Protection Fluid. It looks 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. The fire
    protection fluid will quickly evaporate, safeguarding these
    items and leaving them unaffected.

The local rep for Philadelphia (my area) is John Maiorana at

Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding and Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA  16695
Fax: 814-793-4045

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