Fire-fighting fluid leaves computers intact New Scientist

Fires in computer centres, museums and libraries could be quenched with minimal damage by a liquid that leaves electronic equipment and books dry and unharmed even after they have been flooded with it. Tyco Fire & Security of Boca Raton, Florida, US, has launched a fire suppression system called Sapphire that detects smoke and then spritzes the affected room with the liquid, which is known as Novec 1230.