Use this SimpleSpecs 3-part specification template to specify wall-mounted electric hand dryers.
Electric hand dryers are becoming an increasingly popular choice in public restrooms, as they are both hygienic and environmentally friendly. However, not all hand dryers are created equal, and it is important to choose a product that meets the highest safety and sanitation standards. Two important certifications to look for when purchasing an electric hand dryer are NSF 169 and ETL certification.
NSF 169 Certification
NSF International is an independent organization that develops standards and certifies products for public health and safety. The NSF 169 certification specifically applies to hand dryers and indicates that the product meets the highest standards for sanitation and hygiene. To receive this certification, a hand dryer must undergo rigorous testing and meet specific criteria, such as:
- – The dryer must be designed to prevent the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.
- – The dryer must be easy to clean and maintain, to prevent the buildup of dirt and debris.
- – The dryer must not generate excessive noise or produce harmful levels of ozone.
- – The dryer must meet specific performance criteria, such as drying time and energy efficiency.
By choosing an electric hand dryer that is NSF 169 certified, you can be sure that the product you are using is safe and hygienic, and that it meets the highest standards for public health and safety.
Another important certification to look for when purchasing an electric hand dryer is ETL certification. ETL is a certification mark provided by Intertek, a global testing and certification organization. ETL certification indicates that a product meets North American safety standards and is safe for use in commercial and residential environments. To receive this certification, a hand dryer must undergo rigorous testing and meet specific criteria, such as:
- – The dryer must be designed to prevent electrical shock and other hazards.
- – The dryer must meet specific performance and energy efficiency criteria.
- – The dryer must comply with all relevant North American safety standards, such as UL and CSA standards.
By choosing an electric hand dryer that is ETL certified, you can be sure that the product you are using is safe and reliable, and that it meets all relevant safety standards.
– Wall-mounted electric hand dryers can be recessed, semi-recessed, or surface mounted, and are operated by a pushbutton or infrared sensor.
– Some hand dryer manufacturers offer units that can be used as hair dryers for use in locker rooms and similar facilities.
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