Dyson quietly making noise in the washroom

After three years of development and 700 prototypes, Dyson Professional has introduced its impressively engineered Airblade 9kJ hand dryer for commercial and public washrooms to the Canadian market.

Gerald Gauthier, director of sales with the professional division at Dyson Canada, discussed how the dryer operates.

The unit has two modes, is equipped with a HEPA filter, operates at 77 dB in Eco mode, and uses a 75,000-rpm motor to move 23 litres of air per second at speeds of 388 mph to dry hands in as little as 10 seconds.

Dyson has been working to reduce the noise and power consumption levels of its hand dryers, including its Airblade Wash+Dry faucet with integrated dryer, which saw a second generation introduced earlier in the year.