Pentek CBC-20BB Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with Today we’re looking at the Pentek CBC-20BB, also known as the 155312. This is an industry standard size cartridge approximately 20 inches long by 4 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into many standard whole house filter housings, like the very popular Pentek 20BB, also known as the Big Blue. The CBC-20BB is a .5 micron extremely dense carbon block manufactured from 100% FDA approved materials. Now Pentek has been really smart, knowing that carbon blocks typically clog before the carbon is truly exhausted, they wrap the entire cartridge in this white outer stuff they call Endurawrap. It’s a polyolefin bi-laminate that simply captures sediment on the exterior not allowing it to imbed within the carbon block, thus clogging it before the carbon is truly exhausted. Now Pentek internal testing has certified this cartridge to reduce 99.5% of cysts and microorganisms like cryptosporidium and giardia. And the CBC-20BB is a very versatile cartridge because it can withstand temperatures up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a fine choice for industrial and commercial applications. Filter life for this cartridge is estimated at 150,000 gallons, that is a lot of chlorine reduction. However, before you go installing it in your residential application you need to know that this cartridge in a single housing by itself is not appropriate for whole house filtration, because the .5 micron density makes this filter have extremely high pressure loss and flow restriction, just making it a really bad choice for residential applications. If you really want to use this cartridge in a whole house filter system, you need two housings in a parallel configuration. That will cut the pressure loss and flow restriction in half, making it a perfect choice. Again, this is the Pentek CBC-20BB, also known as the 155312, and I’m your host Aquaman with Thanks for watching. 

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