Pentek PD-5-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek PD-5-20. This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches long by 2 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one you see here.

Now, the PD-5-20 is a 5 micron, thermally bonded spun polypropylene sediment filter. At 5 microns it’s going to capture sediment approximately five times smaller than a speck of milled flour, making it an excellent choice for fine or extra fine sediment. Now because it is a polypropylene filter it’s perfect for untreated water because polypropylene is bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on the filter media. And polypropylene is also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a good choice for commercial and industrial applications. And because it’s thermally bonded, it has an extremely high temperature rating of 175 degrees Fahrenheit. So, get yourself a high temperature filter housing, you can’t use a regular housing like this, but assuming you have the appropriate high temperature filter housing you can use this in a variety of high temperature applications.

Now, determining filter life for the PD-5-20 is difficult, because it depends entirely on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment or you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges much faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. The best way to determine filter life is simply install one and pay attention to filter life and the number of gallons or the amount of time that the filter is good for. Once the filter is exhausted, make a note of that, and now you have a reference for the next time you install a cartridge. Again, this is the PD-5-20 from Pentek, a thermally bonded, 5 micron, polypropylene spun sediment filter, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek PD-5-20 here.