What is a jockey pump? While its name may remind you of one of those little guys that tells a race horse where to go, a jockey pump is actually used to maintain a high pressure in a fire suppression system. For this reason, they are also called pressure maintenance pumps (PMPs) or makeup pumps.
Jockey pumps protect the fire system from an inrush or loss of pressure. This is especially important when a fire suppression system is automatically activated, which creates a water hammer. If jockey pumps are not included in a typical fire suppression system, the use of the system will also often cause damage and even failure down the road. Because of this, often jockey pumps must be larger if the fire suppression system is connected to a larger water supply system, while smaller makeup pumps are sufficient if fire suppression water is provided by a smaller localized building system.
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