The RAE Systems Water Trap External Filters are made of PTFE Teflon membrane with a 0.2-micron pore size to prevent water from being sucked into the sensor manifold, which would cause extensive damage to the monitor. They also prevent dust and other particles from entering the monitor, thereby prolonging the operating life of the sensors.
If the water trap filter changes color, traps dust or other particulates inside it, or if water has been sucked in, the filter needs to be replaced.
The water trap filters should not be used for gases that could be absorbed by the filter material. These gases include: CL2, PH3, NH3, and HCN.