Pentek PD-10-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today weíre looking at the Pentek PD-10-20.
This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches long by 2 Ĺ inches in diameter, which means itís going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here.
Now, the PD-10-20 is a 10 micron, thermally bonded, spun polypropylene sediment filter. At 10 microns it will capture sediment approximately half the size of a speck of milled flour. This is a very middle size filter in terms of porosity. It may serve as a fine sediment capture depending on the size of your sediment, or it could be the middle stage of a multi-stage filter system. It really depends on the size of your sediment.
Now because it is a polypropylene filter itís perfect for untreated water because polypropylene is bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on the filter media. And itís also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications. And because itís a thermally bonded polypropylene it has a very high temperature rating, up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, of course, you canít use a regular filter housing, you need a special high temperature filter housing, but assuming you have the correct filter housing, you can use this filter in a variety of high temperature applications.
Now, determining filter life for the PD-10-20 is difficult, because it depends entirely on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges faster than someone who doesnít have either of those conditions. The best way to determine filter life is simply install one, and then pay attention to filter life. Once the filter is exhausted make a note of the amount of time or the number of gallons that the filterís been in use and youíll have a reference point for the next time you install a cartridge.
Again, this is the Pentek PD-10-20, a 10 micron, thermally bonded, polypropylene spun sediment filter, and Iím your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek PD-10-20 here.