Dryflow Executive Hand Dryer

DF10

Applications: Bars, Office, Pubs, Restaurant, Medium use (101 to 300 uses per day), Infant school (key stage 1), Primary school (Key stage 2)

If extremely low noise levels are your main criteria for a hand dryer, then the low cost European quality made Dryflow Executive certainly excels in this.  Popular with locations that cater predominantly for young children or the elderly, the 59dB sound level makes sure distress is not caused from overloading sensitive ears.  In fact, this noise level is about the same as when holding a conversation. They are also purchased for locations where it is essential that noise transfer from one room to another is negligible or in classrooms with open toilet facilities.  These have an exceptional motor life for the price, supported by 3 year guarantee and are recommended in areas that will receive up to 300 uses a day.

The smooth and gentle motor brings about a 35 second dry time which is certainly not the quickest, but none the less still produces an effective drying experience once this cycle is complete.  There will always be a trade off between lower noise levels and performance, however you will not be disappointed with the overall sound output of this hand dryer if this is your requirement.  The reliance on the heater element for drying purposes does raise the energy consumption somewhat, but replacing paper towels in a facility with this unit will still bring about a 25 – 30% reduction in annual costs.

The long life Dryflow Executive is highly suitable for locations that cannot compromise on really low noise levels over faster drying times.  For this necessity, it is one of the best whilst at the same time being robust and able to withstand significant daily use.

Technical Description

Available in a white impact resistant ABS cover. Exceptionally low sound level at 59dB. The motor is rated at 65W operating at 3,000 rpm which produces a 49mph airflow, warmed by a 1785W absorption heater, bringing the overall rated power to 1850W. This will bring about a dry speed of around 35 seconds. Infra-red sensor with automatic hand detection. Expected motor life of 2500 continuous hours.

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
    0.5 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
    5.0 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
    4.0 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
    0.5 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
    1.5 out of 5
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  • Extremely quiet hand dryer at just 59dbA (manufacturer stated)
  • Long lasting brushless motor - unique for a hand dryer of this price and class.
  • A very creditable 3 year guarantee and EU made
  • Dry times of around 35 seconds (manufacturer stated)
  • Compact unit, takes up very limited wall space - H305mm x W262mm x D165mm
  • CE TUU GS and ROHS approved
How easy is the DryFlow Executive to install?

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

The DryFlow Executive 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 DryFlow Executive 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.

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What is the life expectancy of the DryFlow Executive?

So how long will this dryer last?

Most 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. This dryer has a third type of motor known as a magnetic brushless motor, these are only available on low rpm hand dryers like this, but give the same benefit of enhanced lifespan as a digital brushless motor.

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 Executive Hand Dryer

A brushless motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

N/A

N/A

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

2,500

257,143

* 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 35 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

n

n

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

This is a very unique hand dryer in the fact that for such a low price it includes a brushless motor. Despite the long life potential of this motor, the slower drying speeds will still potentially make this unsuitable for higher traffic areas unless sound level has to be the key consideration.

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

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How vandal resistant is the DryFlow Executive?

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 Executive hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact size
  • Limited access for blockages
  • Its shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall

The DryFlow Executive hand dryer is not recommended where abuse is very likely, such as city centre nightclubs and pubs.

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How suitable is the DryFlow Executive 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 Executive hand dryer has the following features that may negate these concerns:

  • Quiet in operation
  • Compact size so suitable when space is an issue
  • “Hands under” type unit, creating more accessibility and a wider range of hand positions.

There is no catchment area for the water available with this hand dryer which means that any excess water 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 Executive hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

A good machine for low to mid traffic areas, offering greater energy efficiency than many budget hand dryers. If you have a limited budget and you are looking to install a trouble free hand dryer into a relatively low traffic washroom where the hand dryer will get under 150 uses per day then the Dryflow Executive is an excellent option. Great looking, easy to clean and very well priced for the quality.

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What extra hygiene aspects does the DryFlow Executive 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, scientifically proven to kill germs including E.coli, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, C.diff and MRSA.

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How quiet is the DryFlow Executive?

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

59 dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A

Hands under in a normal room*

N/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.

This is certainly one of the quietest hand dryers on the market, however the reason being a trade-off between sound and motor speed, therefore increasing the dry time somewhat.

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.

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How fast does the Dryflow Executive 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.

Hand Dryer

Dry Speed

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

35 seconds

Video,  document etc.

Independent testing+

N/A

Video,  document etc.

In house testing#

N/A

Video,  document etc.

* 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 Executive?

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 watts per dry are used.

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 watts per dry are used.

DryFlow Exectutive

Rated Power

Watts per Dry

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

1.85kW

20

Video,  document etc.

Independent testing+

 

 

Video,  document etc.

In house testing#

 

 

Video,  document etc.

* 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 – 30W per dry.

The above manufacturer rating is based on their reported dry times of 35 seconds.

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Carbon emissions produced by the DryFlow Executive

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 Executive

10.8 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 Executive 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 35 seconds.

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 Executive?

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 Executive*

£2.16

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 Executive hand dryer would cost approximately £0.001542 per average drying cycle. These figures are based on the manufactures stated dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the DryFlow Executive 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.

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Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 230-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz
Standby Power Consumption <2 Watts
Performance Expected Motor Life 2500 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 35 Seconds
Digital Brushless Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 3000 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 50 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 127.13 CFM
Heater Element Power 1785 Watts Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 30 Seconds
Motor Class Class II
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 1850 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 20 Watts Watts
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 59 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level Notes As yet not independently tested to verify dB
Sensor Sensor type Dual IR
Guarantee 2 Years
Construction Materials ABS
Net Weight 3 kg
Packed Weight 4.5 kg
Finishes White ABS
Electrical & Safety IP rating IPX2
Dimensions Product Height 305 mm
Product Width 262 mm
Product Depth 165 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
ROHS
Other TUU and GS approved
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Feefo Independant Reviews
99% Customer Satisfaction
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16-Oct-2015 Dryflow Executive Hand Dryer

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09-Oct-2016 Dryflow Executive Hand Dryer

Service rating : Easy web site fast delivery products just what we wanted
Product : Needed quiet hand dryers due to location,website informative and easy to use. Products in place and does the job well