Hand dryers

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HAND DRYER ? JET AIR - HOT AIR

JVD has become an undisputable brand. Aware of all the novelties, The Research Department innovates and regularly takes out patents. JVD’s innovation has led the company to offer unique and exclusive items.

 

Last November, JVD conducted a study on French habits in terms of hand hygiene.

 

Research made by Harris Interactive – November 2018

 

Qualified as preferred solution of the French, the use of the hand dryer has been described as the most pleasant way during the drying stage.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HAND DRYER ?

A hand dryer should not be chosen at random. Whether your constraints relate to usage, maintenance, noise or vandalism resistance, we have a large array of equipment suited to your environment.

HOT AIR OR COLD AIR ?

 

If the washroom in question has little to no heating, a cold sensation during hand drying can be unpleasant. And so we recommend opting for a hand dryer which uses evaporation or pulsed air with a heating element.

 

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

It takes 17 trees to produce one tonne of paper. Its manufacturing and transport then generate significant amount of CO2. For example, the French leader in paper consumables generates 30,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, just to transport its paper within France. In this respect, hand dryers are the ideal solution for reducing your ecological footprint. Next-gen jet air hand dryers consume very little energy, and the absence of consumables renders the impact of transport anecdotal at best.

 

USAGE LEVEL

A hand dryer should provide a solution which is compatible with the level of usage of the washroom.

For places with little usage (< 50 visits daily), all three solutions are possible.

For places with normal usage (50-250 visits daily), the cost of paper becomes prohibitive.

For places with high usage (250-400 visits daily), jet air hand dryers are the only solution capable of guaranteeing cost control and a fast drying time.

Lastly, for places with intensive usage (> 400 visits daily), the chosen hand dryer should have a brushless motor or an induction motor.

 

NOISE

The sound of a hand dryer can become a nuisance if located nearby an office or restaurant dining room. Most hot air hand dryers are relatively quiet. Some jet air hand dryers also manage to combine power with a low noise level.

 

VANDALISM RESISTANCE

 

In some places, special attention needs to be given to vandalism resistance. Standard NF EN 62262 provides a clear interpretation of this level of resistance with the IK index. IK10 is the highest level of resistance. A device of this type is able to tolerate at least a blow from a 5 kg sledgehammer. Devices with an aluminium or steel cover are even more resistant.

 

MAINTENANCE

 

Paper rolls require flawless logistics to prevent them from running out. Some hand dryers require no maintenance while others have a water recovery tray which needs to be emptied regularly and air filters which need to be replaced or cleaned periodically.