Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

DF05SS

Applications: Cinema/Theatre, Public Toilet, Restaurant, College, Hotel, limited space washrooms, Office, Nursery School, University, extreme use (501 to 1000 uses per day), Infant school (key stage 1), Primary school (Key stage 2), Senior school (key stage 3)

The Dryflow® Elite is an exceptionally long life, warm air dryer. It maintains the low noise output of a traditional dryer but dramatically cuts the dry time and energy consumption. It won’t ripple your skin but it will provide a quiet and thorough dry in a relatively short period.  Essentially it is able to maintain a low sound level of just 71dB, even whilst in use, yet be relatively quick drying.  This makes it suitable for locations like nursery and infant schools, libraries, theatres and office environments that can be affected by loud noises.  It is the hand dryer of choice in Eureka National Children’s Museum. This modern and contemporary looking unit is just 10cm in depth, idea for limited space washrooms but also in disabled facilities where creating mobility space is essential.  

With a motor life of 17,000 hours, this will more than able to withstand over 500 users a day and give years of reliable service. Although the impression is that the airflow is relatively moderate, the unique dual air outlet configuration uses warm air to surround the hands and when measured actually gives comparable dry times with hand dryers that feel more powerful. There is always a trade-off between fast motor speeds and reduced noise but although there are faster drying products on the market, the Dryflow® Elite will not leave the user feeling let down by the performance. The overall energy consumption is still relatively low considering the heater element is the main source of power so will not cost you the earth to run. If your particular requirements are a quiet hand dryer with a solid construction and good performance than this is perfect for you.

If the dryer offers you all the attributes you are looking for but you don’t like the appearance and/or you want more energy efficiency, please consider the new and more contemporary styled Dryflow® Elite II here.

This UK designed and assembled hand dryer offers the versatility of low noise operation and streamlined build making it ideal for vulnerable users such as school children, the elderly and the disabled.  It is also suitable for quiet working environments, yet has an extended motor life that will cope with extreme daily usage; this unit has a fantastic balance between noise levels, dry times and energy efficiency.

Technical Description

Brushed stainless steel or white powder coated steel cover with black ABS side panels and air outlet with round moulded corners for extra safety. Air outlet has safety grill to prevent insertion of foreign objects. A steel back plate and anti-tamper screws provides added security. Extended 6500 hour brush life with motor tested up to 17,000 hours before failure, which is up to 17 times longer than the industry standard. Noise level 71 dB(A) @ 1 metre. Testing showed no additional increase in noise when hands were placed under dryer. The motor produces 8200RPM and 63mph air speed, which the manufacturer states a 17 second dry time, however we expect this to be around 20-25 seconds in reality.  A rated power of 1.7kW utilises a heater element of 1.55kW. 

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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Performance Rating

  • Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watts per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat.

    Watts per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99W = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99W = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99W = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99W = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99W = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99W = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99W = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99W = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99W = star rating 1
    • 10W and above = star rating 0.5
    2.0 out of 5
  • Quiet Sound Level

    This rating is based on the manufacturers stated sound level, usually at 1m. Please see the section titled "how quiet is the." for more information and independent test results, which give a more accurate noise decibel level. These ratings will also be based on the low noise setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed. Therefore at full speed the hand dryer may not be quiet, however it may be adjustable to become quiet if this is required.

    Decibels (dB):

    • Up to 68dB = star rating 5
    • 69 – 70dB = star rating 4.5
    • 71 – 72dB = star rating 4
    • 73 – 74dB = star rating 3.5
    • 75 – 76dB = star rating 3
    • 77 – 78dB = star rating 2.5
    • 79 – 80dB = star rating 2
    • 81 – 82dB = star rating 1.5
    • 83 – 84dB = star rating 1
    4.5 out of 5
  • Life Expectancy

    This rating is based on the number of motor life cycles (number of uses) the hand dryer, in theory, will last for. This is based on the motor life expectancy given to us in hours, from the manufacturer.

    The number of cycles (uses) has been calculated as follows:

    (Number of seconds in the hour / seconds per dry) x motor life hours

    For a more individualised longevity calculation based on your own usage numbers please use the life expectancy calculator on each product page.

    Number of motor life cycles:

    • 1,000,000 and over = star rating 5
    • 800,000 – 999,999 = star rating 4.5
    • 600,000 – 799,999 = star rating 4
    • 400,000 – 599,999 = star rating 3.5
    • 200,000 – 399,999 = star rating 3
    • 100,000 – 199,999 = star rating 2.5
    • 80,000 – 99,999 = star rating 2
    • 60,000 – 79,999 = star rating 1.5
    • 40,000 – 59,999 = star rating 1
    • 39,999 and under = star rating 0.5
    5.0 out of 5
  • High Speed

    These ratings are based on the in house testing we have conducted regarding dry times. They show realistic comparisons of what to expect from each hand dryer. Please note that the manufacturer stated dry time is not always accurate when compared to the hand dryer being used in realistic conditions. The ratings are based on the hand dryer being placed at its high speed setting if it can be manually adjusted.

    Dry Speed (seconds):

    • 10 – 11 seconds = star rating 5
    • 12 – 13 seconds = star rating 4.5
    • 14 – 15 seconds = star rating 4
    • 16 – 17 seconds = star rating 3.5
    • 18 – 19 seconds = star rating 3
    • 20 – 21 seconds = star rating 2.5
    • 22 – 23 seconds = star rating 2
    • 24 – 25 seconds = star rating 1.5
    • 26 – 27 seconds = star rating 1
    • Over 28 seconds = star rating 0.5
    2.5 out of 5
  • Vandal Resistance

    Some hand dryers would not be suitable for some locations where abuse may be likely such as a train station or night club. However the same hand dryer would be suitable for an office or school location. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating, the more suitable we would recommend for areas where abuse may be likely.

    Vandal Resistance score

    • Compact size = score 0.5              
    • Decreased blockage potential = score 0.5
    • Additional Backplate/ fixings strength = score 1
    • Anti-vandal extras = score 1
    • Metal / ABS = score 1    
    • Cover thickness 1.5mm or more = score 0.5        
    • No leverage points (design) = score 0.5
    4.0 out of 5
  • Astonishing motor life of around 3.6 million cycles - capable of withstanding heavy use
  • A very quiet hand dryer at just 67-70dB(A) when in use – verified by independent testing
  • Extremely slim unit, just 10cm deep! – dimensions are W350mm x H345mm x D100mm
  • Respectable dry times of 17-25 seconds
  • Peace of mind guarantee – 5 years
  • Relatively energy efficient rated power of 1.7kW; equating to 8.03W per dry costing around 79p per 1000 dries.
  • CE approved
  • Available in brushed satin stainless steel or white steel
  • IP21
How easy is the DryFlow Elite to install?

Please note, you will need to make sure you have fuse spurs installed which are suitable for hand dryers.

The DryFlow Elite hand dryer has our install rating of:

* 1 *

1 = Easy, simple installation with no complicated considerations
2 = Easy, simple installation with a few considerations
3 = Moderately complex installation, with some considerations
4 = Slightly difficult, possibly complex installation with some complicated considerations
5 = Difficult, complex installation with complicated considerations

Please click hereto view the installation manual for the DryFlow Elite hand dryer.

Please note, our ratings above are our own for ease of comparison and are based on the assumption that a qualified electrician will be installing the hand dryer. We always recommend that a person of this calibre is commissioned to install for correct installation and health and safety requirements.

For more information regarding our install service please click here

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What is the life expectancy of the DryFlow Elite?

So how long will this dryer last?

Hand dryers can have 2 types of motor which are:

  • A digital brushless motor
  • A universal brush motor

In theory, universal brush motors do not last as long as digital brushless motors and require the brushes to be changed periodically. They also vary in their lifespan. Digital motors however do cost more to repair should they fail at any point.  There are variations in the lifespans of both universal brushed motors and digital motors.

The best way to choose what is right for you is to look at your facility and the amount of use each hand dryer is expected to get. This way it can be determined if a brushed motor hand dryer would be most suitable for you or whether investing in a digital brushless motor would be more cost effective.

Type of motor in the DryFlow Elite Hand Dryer

A universal brush motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

6,500

1,376,471

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

17,000

3,600,000

* Please note: the above is for guidance only based on generalised information relating to standard figures; each location and type of usage will effect each factor. With all high speed brush motors, they will last longer if the dust around moving parts is removed periodically.

The above information is based on the manufacturer stated dry time of 17 seconds.

Based on the above information we would recommend this hand dryer to be situated in bathrooms with the following daily uses: (see recommendations with y) (non recommendations with n)

Low Traffic

Light Traffic

Medium Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Extreme Traffic

<50

daily uses

51 – 100

daily uses

101 – 300

daily uses

301 – 500

daily uses

501>

daily uses

       y    

       y     

       y     

       y     

       y     

To work out the annual life expectancy in your facility for the DryFlow Elite hand dryer click here

You will not find a hand dryer that lasts as long as the DryFlow Elite in this price band.  A 17,000 hour motor life is exceptional for a brush motor and comes from years of endeavour from British designers and engineers.  Typically, high speed, energy efficient brush motors last between 500 hours at the bottom end and 3000 hours at the top end, so this is excellent.

To view our full range of long life expectancy hand dryers please click here

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How vandal resistant is the DryFlow Elite?

Depending upon the location, hand dryers can be damaged through vandalism. This includes being leveraged off the wall, damaging the outer casing and putting foreign objects into the openings. Locations this is likely to occur include pubs, nightclubs, transport facilities such as train stations, schools, stadiums, arenas and unattended public toilets to name a few.

The DryFlow Elite hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact Size
  • Limited access to cause blockages
  • Heavy duty metal cover
  • Its shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall

To view our full range of hand dryers with enhanced anti vandal features please click here

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How suitable is the DryFlow Elite for disabled users?

There are a few points to consider when choosing a hand dryer with disabled users in mind.  These include:

  • Wheelchair access with regard to users being able to position their hands correctly
  • The amount of moisture that will be left on the floor after drying if units are to be used by people physically impaired
  • The noise level of some high speed hand dryers may be too loud for some users, such as users with autism, multiple sclerosis etc

Disabled areas often double up as baby changing facilities, so considerations include leaving extra space for double buggies, noise levels for children etc.

The DryFlow Elite hand dryer has the following features that may negate these concerns:

  • Slim line so doesn’t take up too much space
  • Relatively quiet in operation
  • “Hands under” type unit creating more accessibility and a wider range of hand positions.

From an accessibility and noise level the DryFlow Elite is great for disabled users, however with no catchment for water, any excess may end up on the floor or on the user.

To view our full range of hand dryers with suitable properties for disabled users please click here

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What’s our expert view and brand comparison of the DryFlow Elite hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

Review to follow...

Some of the places this hand dryer has been installed include:

  • Eureka! National Children’s Museum 

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What extra hygiene aspects does the DryFlow Elite have?

Washing hands correctly is the best way to ensure high levels of hand hygiene.  Making sure hands are completely dry is the next important aspect of hand hygiene.

Most modern hand dryers have standard hygienic properties such as fast dry times and touch free sensors to activate. However for added peace of mind some models have enhanced hygienic properties.

This hand dryer has no specific enhanced hygiene features other than the standard touchless operation.

To view our full range of hand dryers with extra hygienic properties please click here – this includes our eXtremeAir CPC model with Cold Plasma technology.

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How quiet is the DryFlow Elite?

Manufacturers typically measure sound levels in terms of decibels dB(A) @ a 1 metre distance in a sound proof chamber. This measurement does not take into account the increase in noise when hands are positioned under/in the dryer or when the sound bounces off walls. Where possible we supply manufacturer's stated dB(A), and 2 independent tests which are more reflective of 'real conditions’.

Manufacturer stated

71 dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

67 dB(A)

Hands under in a normal room*

N/A dB(A)

*represents maximum “real life” volume

Equivalent Examples:
Normal Conversation                      50 - 70dB(A)
Vacuum Cleaner                             70dB(A)
Busy Traffic / Alarm clock                80dB(A)
Lawn Mower / Chainsaw                  90dB(A)
*various internet sources

Please click here to read our guide to help understand what the perceived decibel level above would be equivalent to.

As can be seen, when independently tested this hand dryer had a sound level that was slightly less than the manufacturer stated, showing that you really are getting a quiet hand dryer here. We haven’t as yet had this unit independently tested with hands under in normal room conditions.

There is no point having a hand dryer that is quiet if it is ineffective.  The Dryflow Elite is one of a few hand dryers that manages to achieve a nice compromise between the two.

It is worth noting that if your noise concern relates to the noise carrying into different areas of the building then pitch will be just as relevant as sound output (loudness). Higher frequency pitches will not travel through walls as easily as low frequency pitches for example. Please contact usdirectly to discuss your specific need.

To view our full range of quiet hand dryers please click here

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How fast does the DryFlow Elite dry your hands?

In our experience, the dry time stated by the manufacturer is not always the same in reality when used by the consumer. As experts in our field we like to show the types of variations we have found from independent testing and in house testing so that you have all relevant information before you purchase.

Dryflow Elite

Dry Speed

Stated by Manufacturer*

17 Seconds

Independent testing+

N/A

In house testing#

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

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How Energy Efficient is the DryFlow Elite?

The energy efficiency of a hand dryer is derived by dividing the rated power by the dry speed. Ultimately what is important is how many watt-hours per dry are used.

DryFlow Elite

Rated Power

Watts per Dry

Stated by Manufacturer*

1.7kW

8.03Wh

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

In house testing#

N/A

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

For comparison, a standard conventional hand dryer users around 25 – 30Wh per dry.

The above manufacturers rating is based on their reported dry times of 17 seconds.  As you will see this shows a very energy efficient dry time when compared to a standard conventional hand dryer.

To view our full range of our low energy hand dryers please click here.

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Carbon emissions produced by the DryFlow Elite

We are passionate about helping others reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will help slow down the negative effects of global warming.  For more information about carbon emissions and the environment click here.

The following table shows the approx. amount of carbon emissions produced to complete 1000 dries

DryFlow Elite

4.34 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Paper Towels*

22.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Standard warm air hand dryer+

13.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

*Based on using 3 towels per dry
+Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Paper towels are based on 22.5gms/Co2 per dry and standard warm air hand dryers are based on Carbon Trusts measurement of 1 kw = 0.54 kg/Co2.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the DryFlow Elite hand dryer click here – this will also show you how many virgin trees you will be saving by using this hand dryer compared to paper towels.

The above figures are based are based on the manufacturers stated dry times of 17 seconds.  As you will see this is a very low carbon production when compared to paper towels or a standard warm air hand dryer.

We are seriously committed, as a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, to provide you with the most eco-friendly hand dryers available. Please click here to see more about what we do to help improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

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What are the operating costs of the DryFlow Elite?

So how much will it cost you to run this hand dryer?

The below figures are per 1000 dries, please see below regarding how to calculate a more personalised annual cost for you

DryFlow Elite*

£0.96

Paper Towels+

£12.50

Standard warm air hand dryer*#

£3

*Based on 12p per kW of electricity unit cost
+Based on 2.5 towels used per dry
#Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Based on a 12p per kW of electricity unit cost, we would anticipate the DryFlow Elite hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000963 per average drying cycle.  These figures are based on the manufacturers stated dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the DryFlow Elite hand dryer click here – this will also show you annual savings made against putting paper towels, roller towels and standard warm air hand dryers into your facility.

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Does it actually do what the manufacturer states? Independent testing information

At Intelligent Hand Dryers UK, our ethos is to bring you as much open, honest and reliable information as possible so you can make the most suitable and informed purchase.

We endeavour to include independently obtained results and in house testing, as well as manufacturer's specifications. This gives a true reflection of dry time performance, noise and energy efficiency of each hand dryer.

Noise level testing was conducted at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and a leading independent testing facility.

We also provide in house video testing to demonstrate dry performance. This gives a visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to using methodical scientific protocols.  The approximate dry time using this method was set when no spots of water could be seen on a paper towel after drying the hands.  This is over and above what is required to be classed as a “hygienic dry” which requires 95% of the hands to be dry after using the dryer.

Need more information or advice? Please contact us by clicking here where one of our dedicated experts will be able to assist you in whichever way you need.

Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 230-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz
Standby Power Consumption <1 Watts
Performance Expected Motor Life 17000 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 17 Seconds
Dry Time Notes Manufacturer stated - As yet not independently tested to verify
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 8200 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 63 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 76.52 CFM
Operating Temperature Range at room temperature (20°C) - 54 °C
Heater Element Power 1550 Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 90 Seconds
Motor Class E
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 1700 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 8.03 Watts Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry Notes This is based on the manufacturer stated dry time
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 71 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level Notes This has been independently tested to have a sound level of 67dB dB
Sensor Sensor type Dual IR
Guarantee 5 Years
Construction Materials steel or stainless steel
Net Weight 5.2 kg
Packed Weight 5.4 kg
Finishes White Steel
Brushed Stainless Steel
Electrical & Safety IP rating IP21
Dimensions Product Height 345 mm
Product Width 350 mm
Product Depth 100 mm
Packaging Height 380 mm
Packaging Width 380 mm
Packaging Depth 130 mm
Mounting Instructions Men 1170 mm
Women 1120 mm
Children 4-7 Years 810 mm
Children 7-10 Years 910 mm
Children 10-13 Years 1020 mm
Children 13-17 Years 1120 mm
Disabled 940 mm
Certification CE
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Feefo Independant Reviews
99% Customer Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
16-Dec-2015 Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

Service rating :I would recommend the company to other organisations. Andy Cameron quickly understood our needs and helped us to purchase the best option to suit our requirements and budget. His friendly and patient approach made all the difference.
Product : I am happy with the products we purchased. The modern design looks really good.

20-Jul-2016 Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

Very good informative staff

14-Nov-2016 Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

I purchased the hand dryers online and they arrived on time and in the condition expected. The price was what our mutual client expected to pay.

24-Jan-2017 Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

Great service and delivery exactly when stated!

27-Apr-2017 Dryflow® Elite Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

Service rating : Excellent
Product : All very excellent many thanks.