Williams Direct Dryers: Leading the Way for Industry Safety Standards

Globally, Williams Direct Dryers (WDD) is the most recognized direct dryer manufacturer in its industry. WDD is approved by five regulating safety certification/compliance bodies; CE, CSA/UL, C-Tick certification, SAA Approved, and NFPA compliant. This is an outstanding accomplishment. ‘Safety first,’ is what the people at WDD adhere to. This includes in-house production, where the staff pride themselves in their attention to detail of electrically outfitting each dryer.  “We build each dryer by hand – no robotic assembly line here. Our dryers are of the highest quality grade, built for the toughest conditions, which we see as surpassing all others in the industry. We always make sure the robust ‘outside,’  represents the inside workings as well. In addition, we perform rigorous testing of all our dryers – ensuring they perform optimally. This distinctively sets us apart from other dryer manufacturers, which assures our customers of the quality and integrity of our dryers,” Des Mayne, Managing Director of WDD.

Williams Direct Dryers, are proud to design in accordance with the standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  [1] As noted by the NFPA, they’re the authority on fire, electrical, and building safety. The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. With chapters located internationally, they continue to promote the latest, fire, building, electrical, and life safety codes and standards. All Williams Direct Dryers comply with the NFPA approved model. Fire protection safety is the NFPA mandate and only certify companies who apply the same criterion .
With over 25 years of inventing and building dryers, WDD is a standout from the crowd. They build dryers which crosses multiple industries, including; military, mining, fire services, ski resorts, pro sports, residential and the list continues on. Anyone can agree with their motto, “We can dry just about anything!” They’re definitely a sure bet, as North America’s first choice dryer manufacturer of long lasting specialty dryers with safety in mind.

[1] “NFPA”: 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://www.nfpa.org/about-nfpa>

Written by: Shay Flores

MRSA Outbreak Prevention – Williams Direct Dryers Eliminates Bacteria Causing Staph Infections

Lately, there’s been some buzz about MRSA hitting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. What is MRSA? Can it be prevented?

Our Williams Direct Drying Systems can prevent infectious diseases such as MRSA. When sporting gear, ( i.e. helmets, cleats, gloves, shoes, and various footwear, etc.) becomes damp due to sweat and mucus; bacterial build-up begins. This can hugely affect athletes participating in contact sports. Even the healthiest of individuals can contract MRSA through cuts, abrasions and by skin-to-skin contact. MRSA often begins as a painful boil and may lead to infections that may affect the bloodstream, lungs, heart, bones and joints.

How can MRSA be prevented?
Help prevent bacterial build-up by keeping your sporting gear dry. Williams Direct Dryers engineer drying systems, specifically for serious athletes. Designed and developed with the help of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC club and the Surrey Eagle Hockey Team, we are proud to offer SportsDryer™.  SportsDryer™ uses Direct Drying Technology™ which reduces microbe loads by 99.95% (based on continuous usage)

Major Benefits of drying your team’s sporting gear using SportsDryer™
– Increased lifespan of gear – Help keep your gear like new
– Increased comfort for the individual – Wear your gear confidently
– Safely dries all styles of natural and synthetic fabrics – Help maintain the integrity of your gear
– Decreased smell of foul odours in sporting equipment and sporting gear – No more embarrassing and atrocious smells
-Help eliminate disease causing bacteria that can transfer to the athlete.

With continued use of SportsDryer™ you can be satisfied that your athletes can play hard, sweat hard and ultimately be healthy.

Written by: Shay Flores

The Invention Of The Bomb Disposal Suit Dryer/ME1

The EOD Dryer also known as the Bomb Disposal Suit Dryer – ME1

The invention of the Bomb Disposal Suit Dryer/ME1 – A couple of years ago, we were approached by MedEng to create a dryer specifically for bomb disposal suits. If you are not already aware, a bomb suit is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure released from a bomb and any projectiles the bomb may produce. The materials used to to make bomb suits protective, are thick layers of Kevlar, foam, armor plating and plastic. Bomb suits can weigh as much as 37 kg or more. The weight of the suit is a trade-off for the wearer’s protection.

Unfortunately, these protective suits do not release body heat generated by the wearer. In turn, the suit becomes a natural breeding ground for bacteria which leads to infections and often infectious diseases. Bacteria and surface molds can enter the body through cuts and abrasions, causing more severe infections. Some are aggressive, long-lasting and can expand into other areas of the body.

Due to the nature of the materials used in producing a bomb suit protective, the entire suit can not be exposed to water or any liquids. Most importantly, wet Kevlar compromises the integrity of the projectile-stopping fabric.


How does one clean the a Bomb Disposal Suit and keep the integrity of the suit’s materials?

Williams Direct Drying Patented Technology, in conjunction with researched cleaning nanotechology helps eliminates health risks caused by sweat, dampness, sweat, blood, dirt and mucus. By direct drying at a controlled temperature the suit’s lifespan is increased. In addition, there’s an increased comfort for the individual. By Direct Drying™ on a continuous basis, effectively reduces microbe load and variety by 99.95%.

Williams Direct Dryers, develops drying systems for global industries across multiple platforms. From ski chalets, mining, off-shore oil rigs, military bases and so on. We are the most trusted brand for drying systems around the world.


Written by: Shay Flores