No! The ProVent® element is meant to be wet. The ProVent® works by coalescing the oil vapour particles from the crankcase, into droplets of liquid oil on the element, which in turn run down the element and collect in the drain tube connected to the base.
We recommend changing the PreLine element at half of the factory recommended service interval for the vehicle. For example, if the manufacturer recommends changing the fuel filter every 20,000km, we recommend changing the PreLine element every 10,000km. The life of the factory element should also increase to around 40,000km as the PreLine will be doing most of the work.