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The Whisper Is Out

The PHS Whisper XL hand dryer.

Washroom services provider PHS Group has formed a partnership with Mitsubishi Electric to launch a new, low running costs, 'whispering' hand dryer.

The PHS Whisper XL is a high-speed hand dryer that the two companies claim will be the quietest dryer in its class whilst drying hands in as little as nine seconds.

The whispering characteristics come from high efficiency motors and the configuration of the air ducts. Air flows from the dryer smoothly and at an operating sound as low as 56 decibels.

The product is NSF (an organisation that independently tests, audits, certifies, trains and consults for the food, water, health science, sustainability and consumer product sectors) certified and is on the Energy Technology List - the government managed list of energy efficient machinery.

Paul Doble, CCO of PHS, said: “The new partnership between PHS and Mitsubishi Electric has allowed us to bring to market a new product which is billed as a quiet revolution in hand drying. Traditional high-speed hand dryers have been criticised for their noise levels which can be nearly double that of the new Whisper XL. While this is appealing for any washroom environment, it will make a particular difference to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, dementia sufferers, young children and hearing aid users.

"While most people are said to spend no more than 20 seconds drying their hands, the Whisper XL outperforms this benchmark by completing the task in as little as nine seconds."

Picture: The PHS Whisper XL hand dryer.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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