Pentek DGD-5005 Spun Polypropylene Sediment Filter Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today weíre looking at the Pentek DGD-5005.
This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 10 inches long by 4 Ĺ inches in diameter, which means itís going to fit into a whole host of industry standard size filter housings, like for example, the popular Pentek HD-950 that you see here.
Now, the DGD-5005 is a 5 micron, gradient density, polypropylene, spun sediment filter. Now, by gradient density, what I mean is that the cartridge starts on the outside at 50 microns and becomes increasingly dense at the center of the cartridge where it reaches 5 microns. So, what this does is it allows sediment to imbed itself throughout the depth of the media, increasing the loading capacity of the filter cartridge.
Now, because this is polypropylene, itís perfect for untreated water sources because itís bacteriostatic and microorganisms cannot live and grow on the filter media. Itís also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a good choice for industrial and commercial applications.
Now, 5 microns is about five times smaller than a speck of milled flour, so perfect for fine sediment or even extra fine sediment, because the exterior of the filter will capture larger particles, while the fine sediment will be captured by the 5 micron layer in the center.
Determining filter life is really difficult because it depends on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, youíre certainly going to go through cartridges faster than someone who doesnít have much sediment and doesnít use much water. Youíre simply going to have to learn from experience by installing one and allowing your experience to teach you how long theyíre good for or how many gallons they last.
Again, this is the Pentek DGD-5005, a 5 micron, gradient density, polypropylene spun sediment filter.
Iím your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com.
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See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek DGD-5005 here.