Safety App Of The Week

June 3, 2013 Dave Weber No Comments

 

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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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