DrägerTubes are glass vials filled with a chemical reagent that reacts to a specific chemical or family of chemicals. A calibrated 100 ml sample of air is drawn through the tube with the Dräger Accuro® bellows pump. If the targeted chemical(s) is present the reagent in the tube changes color and the length of the color change typically indicates the measured concentration. The Dräger Tubes System is the world's most popular form of gas detection.
More than 200 different Dräger-tubes are available make spot measurements for over 500 gases and vapors.
The short-term Dräger tubes are employed manually together with the Dräger Accuro gas detection pump or automatically together with the pump Accuro 2000 or the compact microprocessor-controlled Quantimeter 1000.
A great number of different gases and vapors can be measured by the short-term Dräger tubes. These tubes are used e.g. for the determination of concentration peaks, the measurement of exposures in the inhalation area, the determination of possible leakages as well as for the analysis of air in sewers, shafts, tanks or other confined spaces.