As the cases of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, are increasing around the world, countries, medical professionals, and businesses are searching for different solutions to help slow or stop the spread. While right now social distancing is an important — and recommended — to slow the spread, there are other precautions medical professionals and businesses can take to ensure that the virus isn’t lingering on their products or workspaces.

This means that it’s time to combat the spread of COVID-19 with heat.

At Colorado Tri-Flo Systems, our VIRUS 100 thermal airflow solution is designed to reach temperatures powerful enough to destroy the virus on different surfaces. You can visit our Coronavirus and heat page to learn more about our VIRUS 100 and VIRUS 100-I packages and read through this blog post to get more information about the Coronavirus, heat, and how our industrial electric heaters can help.

COVID-19 and Heat

Part of what’s making COVID-19 so dangerous is its ability to live on surfaces for some time, making it even easier for an uninfected person to pick up the virus in public places. A recent study shared by NPR found that plastic and stainless steel can contain the virus for up to 72 hours after first exposure while cardboard can hold the virus for up to 24 hours. Additionally, Coronavirus information supplied by Harvard Health said that droplets of the virus can stay in the air for up to three hours after an infected person coughs or sneezes.

This means that when someone with the virus sneezes or touches something, they can leave that virus both in the air and on surrounding surfaces for some time, increasing the chances of passing the virus to someone else. So places with large volumes of people, like hospital rooms, hotel rooms, businesses, public transportation vehicles, first responder vehicles, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, and more, might have the Coronavirus still lingering on their surfaces or products.

So how can we ensure that not only we’re avoiding people with COVID-19 but also avoiding products or places that might be contaminated?

Scientists have determined that COVID-19 can be effectively killed at temperatures of 135° Fahrenheit / 57° Celsius in just 30 minutes. The Tri-Flo VIRUS 100 solution can easily and safely heat any space to over 140° Fahrenheit / 60° Celsius — greater than the temperature needed to effectively kill the COVID-19 virus.

Our VIRUS 100 solution can be used in rooms up to 320 square feet / 2560 cubic feet (30 square meters / 75 cubic meters) in size and will raise the temperature in that room to ~140° Fahrenheit / 60° Celsius, and know that you’re decontaminating any surfaces that might contain the virus.

Have a larger space? We can customize a solution for you.

Additionally the VIRUS 100 solutions can be used to facilitate reusing PPE equipment such as masks and gowns. Just place this equipment in a room with the temperature over 135°F / 57°C and in 30 minutes your equipment is ready for reuse.

The VIRUS 100 and 100-I

Our VIRUS 100 thermal airflow solutions are available both domestically and internationally with fast and free domestic shipping. The VIRUS 100 package includes:

  • Two 230V industrial-grade heaters
  • Two fans
  • One laser infrared thermometer

To make our industrial electric heaters accessible to everyone who needs them, they are safe and effective, portable, and easy-to-use.

Safe and Effective

Instead of filling rooms and covering products in different chemicals meant to destroy the virus, heat is a safe and effective way to ensure that any virus droplets have been removed from the air and surrounding surfaces. We can also guarantee that our heaters reach the lethal temperature of 57° Celsius and 135° Fahrenheit.

Portable yet Durable

We’ve designed our heaters to be lightweight but also durable. This means you can safely move your heater between locations or buildings without damaging the heater or needing to transport it in a large vehicle.


With each purchase of an industrial electric heater, we include our training and certification program to help you better understand and operate your new heater. This means that you don’t have to hire professional technicians in order to heat and decontaminate any space.

Get the VIRUS 100 package

Our team at Colorado Tri-Flo Systems is here to help you stay safe and protected from both this Coronavirus and other viruses and contaminants that live on surfaces.

Now that you better understand how heat can be a powerful defense against the Coronavirus, use our industrial electric heaters to help sanitize any space. If you work in the medical profession or another position where concern about the virus is increased, stay prepared with and order the VIRUS 100 or 100-I heater.