The jockey pump stop point should equal the pump churn pressure plus the minimum sta tic supply pressure. Jokey pump is used to solve the issue of small pressure drops in the fire installation before the main fire pumps are activated. A fire pump supplies water to a facilitys fire protection piping. In this case, the system pressure will continue to decrease until the main fire pump starts. A fire pump and tank with a selfcontained water supply can be used either to supplement. General properties of etna fire pump systems in accordance with nfpa 20. The jockey pump shall be installed in accordance with nfpa 20. Series t41, t51 pumps contractor shall furnish and install a mth tool co. Run fire pumps weekly and record results in the appropriate column. Mar 17, 2015 how to and not to size a jockey pump published on march 17.
Fire fighting pump room with fire pump, jockey pump and. The jockey pump is not as mundane as many engineers, contractors, and installers would have you believe. Eatons fire pump controllers are designed and manufactured in accordance with the strictest fire. Since the jockey pump is not required to be listed, the control valves and check valve are not required to be listed. The jockey pump jp or pressure maintenance pumps pmp as. A jockey pump should be used exclusively for this purpose so the flow to be. Commercial safety industries offering jockey pump, jockey in shelar, bhiwandi, maharashtra. A jockey pump, also know as a pressure maintenance pump, maintains the pressure in the fire sprinkler system to. If you work with the connections or controls for fire pumps, you need to understand article 695.
Upon completion of the pump and sprinkler piping installation, a field acceptance test shall be conducted at minimum, rated, and peak loads of the fire pump by controlling the quantity of water discharged through approved test devices. Hence a jockey pump is an important part of the fire pumps control system. Fire pump inspection checklist your fire pump is the heart of your fire protection system a booster pump reinforces the public water supply when the public water main cannot provide the volume or pressure needed to supply an automatic sprinkler system. Armstrong horizontal endsuction hes fire pumps deploy a heavyduty bearing frame to provide long and reliable service in an overhung impeller design. Mar 22, 2020 a jockey pump, or a pressuremaintenance pump, is a small apparatus that works together with a fire pump as part of a fire protection sprinkler system. The mvis is primarily used in pressure boosting applications, and is ideal for locations where subdued noise levels are required such as hospitals, apartments, hotels and office buildings. Dear sir, i would like to request for fire pump setting, for jockey pump star t point and stop point. A jockey pump, also known as a pressuremaintenance pump, is a small apparatus that works together with a fire pump as part of a fire protection sprinkler system. Click the quote form button to enter your application details, product specifications and other. Jockey pumps should be selected at a capacity at which to increase the system. Also, remember that the election of the jockey depends of the longitude, size, type and leaks of the underground piping. Fire pump testing tbp47 1011 weekly operational tests the your business insurance specialists state auto group risk control services this bulletin covers the basic procedure for weekly performance testing of both electric motor and diesel.
Austin ave morton grove il 60053 usa tel 847 9663700 fax 847 9661914. This page provides information about the individual parts common across all sizes of ac 8100 horizontal split case fire pumps. System options include test headers, flow loops, city bypass loops, jockey pumps, an array of controllers and much, much more. You cannot use the fire pump controller as a junction box for wiring to supply other electrical equipment. Investigate cause of system pressure loss and report incident seek external help and investigate cause system is normal if operation in not fregquent. Eaton fire pump controllers for reliable fire protection. Report incident and contact fire brigade for help jockey pump start jockey pump. If the fire pump are electric driven fire pumps, power supply need to be sustained or at least one fire pump need to be diesel engine fire pump. The armstrong 4700 multistage pumps are designed for reliability and low maintenance cost. The jockey pump, an important part of a fire protection. The jockey pump should be set to maintain pressure equal to the fire pump rating plus static suction pressure plus 10 psi. The most important aspect of fire protection package is the reliability of the fire fighting pumping system to ensure adequate water supply at required pressure at emergency conditions. A jockey pump, or a pressuremaintenance pump, is a small apparatus that works together with a fire pump as part of a fire protection sprinkler system.
How to and not to size a jockey pump published on march 17. Kirloskar brothers limited has been supplying fire protection packages for many decades. Installation and operation instructions fta550 series jockey. Jockey pump keeps pressure in the system to prevent the main fire pump from operating to maintain system pressure. Report of inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire pump pump id. Fire pump with electric motor fire pump with diesel engine jockey pump generally 100 % redundancy is obtained by diesel enginedriven pumps.
The jockey pump is designed to start before the main fire pump and return the fire protection system to its minimum static pressure. Aug 29, 2016 a jockey pump, also known as a pressuremaintenance pump, is a small apparatus that works together with a fire pump as part of a fireprotection sprinkler system. There shall be no pressure snubber or restrictive orifice employed within the pressure switch. A jockey pump is an important component of a fire pump system. If the pump doesnt run, not only will those conductors be damaged, but the entire facility will also be in danger of burning down. Houston fire pump distributor flowtech industries gives a brief overview of jockey pumps and how they work. Fire pump systems in nfpa 20 standard etna pompa ve hidrofor. Ac series 8100 parts guide pdf for purchasing parts please see our ac series 8100 repair kits we offer 3 levels of repair kits for each pump. With over 30 years of experience is proud to be the premier supplier of fire pump products in the united states. Reports include a title page, fire pump specifications, fire pump test results, and pump test curves. The jockey pump, an important part of a fire pump system.
All jockey pump valves to be located as required per nfpa 20. To turn the motor so that the terminal box faces the right. A jockey pump is sized for a flow less than the flow to one sprinkler in order to ensure a system pressure drop. Performance tests each pump produced, undergoes performance testings as follows a operation test. Fire pump overview fire pump unit defined a fire pump is a device that provides the required water flow and pressure for a fire protection system. Today, you can expect to find a fire pump in almost any public building or factory. Jockey pumps are sized about 1% of flow to overcome small system leaks and typically sized for 10 psi greater than the rated pressure of the main fire pump. Jockey pumps are not required to be ul listed or fm approved. Ground the pump motor correctly before connecting it to the power supply. Firetrol jockey pump controllers are listed by underwriters laboratories, inc. Sized to carry locked rotor currents of the fire pump motors, jockey pump and associated fire pump accessory equipment.
Water supply and auto boost water pressure to the fire sprinkler system, fire hydrant, fire foam system of the buildings, malls, hotels. Standard for the installation of stationary pumps for fire. If the underground piping leaks excessively, jockey pump sizing must be increased to the maximum permitted. Exception for onsite generators with continuous rating over 225% of fire pump motor fla.
Firetrol fta550 xg jockey pump controllers are intended for use with. The jockey pump is essentially a portion of the fire pumps control system. Aug 28, 2017 atv600 jockey pump control introduction. Except for no test header requirement, a jockey pump has the same basic components as the main fire pump. View and download ac fire pump 8200 series installation and operation instructions manual online. Geothermal and fire protection products jockey pumps. Fire pump controller and product manuals tornatech. Series t41, t51, 150, 160 regenerative turbine vane type section 1720 page 1 august 10, 1992 typical specification mth tool co. Undersized pumps thats easy, the system may leak down faster than the jockey pump can refill it and the fire pumps will come on. Tornatech jockey pump controllers are built to nema industrial standards and are ul listed. The mvis range is available in 15, 30 and 50 usgpm nominal flow ranges, which make up the thirteen. It is designed to keep the pressure in the system elevated to a specific level when the system is not in use, so that the fire pump doesnt have to run all the time and the system doesnt go off randomly.
Check link for in english fire pump installation detail fire fighting pump room with fire pump, jockey pump and diesel pump i. Flow rates range from 50 to 1500 gpm with pressures up to 160 psi. These controllers are intended for use with fire pump systems. Peerless pump company indianapolis, in 462067026 jockey pumps mth tool co. Report of inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire pump.
In nfpa 20, fire pump suction diameters are identified based on the maximum velocity at 150% of nominal. Jockey pumps or sprinkler system pressure maintenance pumps are a low cost yet essential component of a fire pump sprinkler system. One is the main fire pump which delivers large volumes of water to the fire standpipe system in case of fire. If the fire fighting unit is completed with the jockey pump, there are also includ ed. Fire pumps are normally purchased as a complete package that includes the following.
Prior to preparing shop drawings and hydraulic calculations, the design engineer is. The other is a low flow, high head jockey pump which keeps the system pressurized during normal non fire conditions. Download pdf versions of any of our literature for free via the link on their page or add to your cart and well mail you laminated versions. Jockey pumps are a low cost yet essential component of a fire pump sprinkler system. Shut down fire pump manually and let the jockey pump built sys. Ac fire pump xylem applied water systems united states.
Pump selection program ac fire pump systems is a world. Follow the wiring instructions when connecting the motor to the power lines. It is also suitable for condenser and chilled water, as well as for use with vfds. For over 100 years, ac fire pump systems has been on the forefront in developing, designing and custombuilding a wide range of fire pump systems including prefabricated packages and house units that meet every fire protection need. A jockey pump is a small pump connected to a fire sprinkler system and is intended to maintain pressure in a fire protection piping system to an artificially high level so that the operation of a single fire sprinkler will cause a pressure drop which will be sensed by the fire pump automatic controller, causing the fire pump to start.
The jockey pump, an important part of a fire protection system the jockey pump, an important part of a fire protection system print email august 1, 2009 rev. Located in the midwest, we can ship quickly to the entire usa, canada and mexico. There are several types of jockey pumps each having their advantages to a given application. Our 100 years of japanese expertise in our pump design and manufacturing is the basis for developing pumps with high quality and reliability as well as cutting edge components and performance. It is designed to keep the pressure in the system elevated to a specific level when the system is not in use, so that the fire pump doesnt have to run all the time and the system. They are used for pressure maintenance in fire pump installations to prevent unnecessary operation of the main fire pump. The fire pump unit itself consists of a pump, a drive, a driver coupling connecting the two, and a base plate. The control valves to and from the jockey pump shall be supervised butterfly. Fta550f xg jockey pump controllers product description descriptionfiretrol fta550f xg jockey pump controllers are intended for use with fire pump systems. A jockey pump is a small pump connected to a fire sprinkler system in order to maintain a certain pressure in the sprinkler system, and sized to ensure that if a.
Installation and operation instructions peerless pump. Sensing lines most commonly the pump controller is connected to the fire protection system by means of piping know as a sensing or pilot line. Closecoupled series t41 t51 cast iron bronze fitted all. Ac fire pump systems ac fire pump selection program. Ac fire pump 8200 series installation and operation. You must not connect conductors supplying power for pressure maintenance jockey or make up pump s to the fire pump controller, per sec. For additional information, refer to nfpa 20, standard for the installation of stationary pumps for fire. The fire pump should be set to start 10 psi less than the jockey pump start pressure. It doesnt cover the jockey pumps or the internal wiring of. Each pump, including the jockey pump, shall have its own. When additional fire pumps are installed in series, use 10 psi 0. B jockey pump sensing line c fire pump controller d jockey pump controller c d a b january 2009 from supply to system f e fire pumps.818 142 984 551 1370 1214 1563 1215 433 640 364 719 686 95 222 916 1311 1148 303 1341 831 1208 630 788 1339 44 1454 404 282 695 1272 1035