Pentek FloPlus-20 Fiberdyne Carbon Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek FloPlus-20. Now, the FloPlus-20 is an industry standard size filter cartridge, approximately 20 inches in length and 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 that you see here. Now, the FloPlus-20 is a 0.5 micron, Fiberdyne carbon filter. Fiberdyne is Pentek’s technology that takes a 0.5 micron density cartridge and gives it the equivalent flow rate of a 10 micron carbon filter. Compared to regular 0.5 micron carbon blocks, this will have significantly better flow and significantly less pressure loss, but it still maintains the NSF Standard 53 certification to remove 99.5% of microorganisms like cryptosporidium and giardia. So you get a very good flow rate and yet the protection of a 0.5 micron carbon block. Now, because this filter is so dense, you need to beware that if you have a sediment problem, you will very likely need to filter out the sediment before the water gets to this cartridge, or that sediment will basically clog the cartridge before the carbon in this cartridge is truly exhausted. It depends on your unique circumstances, but if you have a sediment issue, you need to be aware of that. Now, filter life for the FloPlus-20 is amazing if you’re looking for chlorine reduction; it’s rated at approximately 20,000 gallons for chlorine reduction. That is a really high rating for a filter of this size. And it will remove a long list of organic and inorganic contaminants for approximately that same time period. However, if you’re using this to capture ultra-fine sediment, that depends entirely on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, it really depends on how much pre-filtering you do before the water gets to this cartridge. The best way to determine filter life is simply to install one, and then pay close attention to the condition of the water. If you experience pressure loss, that’s an indication the cartridge is clogged with sediment. If your chlorine taste and odor issue comes back, or if some other taste and odor issue returns, that’s an indication that the carbon is exhausted in the filter. Make a note at that point of how long the filter’s been installed or for how many gallons it’s lasted, and then at least the next time you change cartridges, you’ll have a reference point. Again, this is the Pentek FloPlus-20, a 0.5 micron, Fiberdyne carbon filter with a flow rate of a 10 micron filter. I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek FloPlus-20 here.