Pentek ECP50-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek ECP50-20. Now, the ECP50-20 is an industry standard size filter cartridge, approximately 20 inches in length by 2 ½ inches in diameter, this means it will fit into a vast array of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here. Now, the ECP50-20 is a 50 micron, polyester reinforced pleated cellulose sediment filter. The polyester fibers that are woven throughout the cellulose media give the cartridge greater strength and durability, which equates to longer filter life. Now at 50 microns this is a fairly porous cartridge and not best suited for extra fine sediment, this is really a pre-filter. It’s going to capture particles that are approximately twice the size of a speck of milled flour. So you really need to use this on large particle sediment, and really it’s a great choice as the first stage in a multi-stage filter system. Now, because it is cellulose media, it’s only appropriate on treated water sources because microorganisms can live and grow on this filter media. So you only want to use this cartridge on water that’s been chlorinated, ozonated, uv’ed, or that you’re otherwise confident does not have microorganisms living and growing in it. Now, determining filter life is difficult, as is typical to most sediment filters, it really 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 to install one and then pay close attention to filter life. When the filter is exhausted, make a note of the number of days or the number of gallons that it lasted. Then at least you’ll have a reference point for the next new cartridge you install. Again, this is the Pentek ECP50-20, a 50 micron, polyester reinforced pleated cellulose sediment filter. I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

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