OctoFrost™ IQF Processing Solutions for Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, the OctoFrost™ IQF food processing line offers some of the greatest benefits. The OctoFrost™ IQF technology ensures lower energy consumption and waste for full IQF processing. This is due to the design and innovative technologies of our IQF food processing equipment. There is energy efficient steam injected into the blanching and cooking water as well as significantly faster heat transfer thanks to the unique impingement rain shower system. Furthermore, the OctoFrost™ processing line also uses recirculated water. The tunnel freezer features patented bedplates instead of a conveyor belt and has a compact octagonal body that provides efficient aerodynamics throughout. A compact body and less turbulence require less fan speed and power consumption.  

OctoFrost™IF Cooker

The OctoFrost™ IF Cooker tunnel features OctoFrost™ Impingement Flash (IF) technology with its unique rain shower system that guarantees the quickest heat transfer, allowing for the most accurate temperature control. In addition, it has filtered water that is recirculated throughout the cooker and is heated by steam injection. This water gently falls over the IQF product for optimal efficiency. 

OctoFrost™IF Chiller

Heat transfer is much faster with water than with forced air. The OctoFrost™ rain shower system achieves the fastest heat transfer thanks to the high volume of ice-cold water and the impingement flash (IF) technology. The energy consumption for rechilling water is minimal while water consumption is only caused by water pick-up on the product due to the water recirculation system. 

OctoFrost™IF Blancher

The OctoFrost™ IF Blancher includes accurate temperature control within 0.2°C which helps to avoid over-blanching the IQF product. The filtered and recirculated water is heated by steam injection and gently falls over the product. The OctoFrost™ IF Blancher machine achieves the quickest heat transfer by means of a unique rain shower system. 

OctoFrost™ IQF Freezer

The unique design of the IQF tunnel from OctoFrost™ prevents snow formation. All snow that builds up during production inside a freezer is considered a direct waste of energy. PLC operated coil cleaning system controls the consumption of water needed to defrost the coil and eliminates the risk of wasting water. In addition, the high capacity coil and the optimal aerodynamics ensures a decreased energy consumption while delivering the best freezing results. Lastly, the IQF tunnel freezer includes highly efficient fans which can be adjusted to any speed, this helps to save energy and increase profitability.

Importance of Energy Efficiency

With frequency convertors on every energy efficient axial vane fan, the total energy savings are substantial. On top this setup requires less refrigeration to cool down the fans. A total energy saving is up to 20 to 30%.

"We are extremely pleased to have invested in this technology."

Mr. Fernando Prado Responsible Devision Berries, Citromax SACI