Safety App Of The Week

June 3, 2013 No Comments

Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.


Dräger – Gas Detection


Official Description  

“The Dräger Gas Detection App provides a general overview of gas and vapor measurement technology. The basic principles of the Dräger-Tube, Dräger Sensor and Dräger Chip Measurement System are described and a complete listing of the Dräger-Tubes and chips are provided with all relevant measurement parameters. In addition, there is an introduction to portable monitors, including electrochemical, catalytic, and infrared sensor technology, as well as a complete list of Dräger sensors and monitors. The support section contains a sensor compatibility chart, how-to videos, error code charts and links to our new customer support pages.”1


Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • the comprehensive “gas guide” is an excellent introduction to gas and vapor measuring
  • covers everything you need to know to sample for 120 common industrial gases and vapors using Drager air sampling instruments
  • Drager makes terrific air sampling instruments that we like and have used for years
  • can be used off-line


Thumbs Down

  • only covers how to sample using Drager air sampling equipment – the air sampling protocol described can not be used with instruments made by any other company
  • limited number of chemicals addressed – it only covers 120 commonly used industrial chemicals


Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone – ♥♥♥
  • Android – not available

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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