Pentek PD-10-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek PD-10-20. 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 PD-10-20 is a 10 micron, thermally bonded, spun polypropylene sediment filter. At 10 microns it will capture sediment approximately half the size of a speck of milled flour. This is a very middle size filter in terms of porosity. It may serve as a fine sediment capture depending on the size of your sediment, or it could be the middle stage of a multi-stage filter system. It really depends on the size of your 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 it’s also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications. And because it’s a thermally bonded polypropylene it has a very high temperature rating, up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, of course, you can’t use a regular filter housing, you need a special high temperature filter housing, but assuming you have the correct filter housing, you can use this filter in a variety of high temperature applications.

Now, determining filter life for the PD-10-20 is difficult, because it depends entirely on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. The best way to determine filter life is simply install one, and then pay attention to filter life. Once the filter is exhausted make a note of the amount of time or the number of gallons that the filter’s been in use and you’ll have a reference point for the next time you install a cartridge. Again, this is the Pentek PD-10-20, a 10 micron, thermally bonded, polypropylene spun sediment filter, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek PD-10-20 here.