Pentek PD-50-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek PD-50-20. 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 array of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here.

Now, the PD-50-20 is a 50 micron, thermally bonded, spun polypropylene sediment filter. At 50 microns it will capture sediment approximately twice the size of a speck of milled flour. So this is not the filter for fine sediment capture, but it will serve great as the pre-filter in a multi-stage system or perhaps as a stand-alone filter just to remove large particulate. Now, as a polypropylene filter it’s perfect for untreated water because polypropylene is bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on this filter media. And polypropylene is also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications. And because this is a thermally bonded filter, it has an extremely high temperature rating of 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, of course, you can’t use a regular filter housing like this, you’ll need a special high temperature filter housing. But assuming you have the correct housing, you can use this filter in a variety of high temperature applications.

Determining filter life for the PD-50-20 is difficult. Like all other sediment filters it depends entirely on your unique circumstance. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through filters 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 pay attention to filter life. When the filter is exhausted make a note of the number of gallons or the amount of time that the filter has been in use and now you’ll have a reference point for the next time you install a cartridge. Again, this is the Pentek PD-50-20, a 50 micron, thermally bonded, spun polypropylene sediment filter. I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek PD-50-20 here.