Pentek P25-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek P25-20. 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 that you see here.

Now, the P25-20 is a 25 micron, resin bonded polypropylene spun sediment filter. At 25 microns it will capture sediment approximately the size of a speck of milled flour. Now, depending on your unique circumstances it might be sufficient to capture your fine sediment, but in some cases this will only capture the large particles and you’ll need a 5 or a 1 micron cartridge after this cartridge in order to get the really fine sediment. But in many cases it serves as an excellent pre-filter for a multi-stage system. Now, because it is a polypropylene filter, it’s perfect for untreated water because the polypropylene is bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms can’t live and grow on the filter media. And it’s also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications.

Now, it does pretty good in high temperature applications, up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, but if you’re looking for better high temperature performance, you need to look to the Pentek PD series of thermally bonded polypropylene filters. Those have a much higher temperature rating. Now, determining filter life for the P25-20 is very 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 burn through cartridges much faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. So the best way to determine filter life is simply to install one and then pay attention to filter life. When it seems like it’s exhausted, make a note of either the amount of time or the number of gallons that the filter’s been in use, and next time around you’ll have a good mark of filter life for the new cartridge. Again, this is the Pentek P25-20, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek P25-20 here.