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Art Lovers Take To Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel Hand Dryers

30 January 2013

The National Gallery is saving huge amounts of energy by switching from rollers towels in its washrooms to super-efficient Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel hand dryers.

As one of London’s premier cultural destinations the National Gallery welcomes over five million visitors a year, most of who will stay for several hours so are likely to wash their hands at least twice on site. Additionally about six hundred staff work in the Gallery, generating perhaps an additional two thousand dryer uses per day.

Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towels use only about one-tenth the energy of conventional hot air hand dryers, which themselves are more environmental than laundering roller towels.

The secret to Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towels’ energy saving is that they do not need to generate a large air flow, as Mitsubishi Electric’s Fawn Litchfield explains:

“Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towels produce a laminar flow of high speed air which quickly blows moisture off hands straight down into a drain. By contrast a conventional dryer generates a large volume of heated air to slowly evaporate the moisture. This requires far more energy and also releases any bacteria into the atmosphere.”

The National Gallery were also very taken by the look of the Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel.

Housing the 2300 piece national collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, the Gallery is open 361 days a year.

About Mitsubishi Jet Towel

Mitsubishi Electric’s first Jet Towel was launched in 1993 and the version now available in Europe is in the eighth generation of its development. It has proved a winner with installers for its high tech elegance, with operators for its low running cost and reliability, and with users for its convenience, speed, hygiene and innovative design. The Jet Towel has high environmental credentials, avoiding the use of paper towels or rolled cloth and lowering power consumption and noise levels to a fraction of alternative hot air dryers.

For further information, please contact Amaechi Oduah:

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division
, Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 8XB  Tel: 01707 276100 Fax: 01707 278695 Web: Email: are not responsible for the content of submitted or externally produced articles and images.
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