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August 1, 2009 Rev. No. 2

A Jockey Pump is an important component of a fire pump system. The Jockey Pump is not as mundane as many engineers, contractors, and installers would have you believe. Why are they so misunderstood?

The Jockey Pump (JP) or Pressure Maintenance Pumps (PMP) as they are known today actually serve a very important role in the fire pump system as well as the complete fire protection system. Many engineers and installers ask (What is a Jockey Pump and what is the function of this pump within the fire protection system?) As we progress through this paper, many of the benefits the JP provides within a fire sprinkler or standpipe system will be revealed for your consideration.