IF COOKER

The OctoFrost™ IF Cooker is designed for IQF processing seafood and all types and sizes of IQF shrimp (PD, PUD, HOSO, HLSO and EZ Peel varieties). The cooker tunnel features OctoFrost™ Impingement Flash (IF) technology with its unique rain shower system. It guarantees the quickest heat transfer, allowing for the most accurate temperature control. In addition, the filtered and recirculated water is heated by steam injection and gently falls over the product for optimal efficiency. The IF Cooker tunnel is a piece of shrimp processing equipment that is very efficient at processing IQF shrimp. It uses the OctoFrost™ patented 3-temperature zones which helps avoid overcooking the product. This results in the highest yield possible.

THE 3-TEMPERATURE ZONES

The 3-temperature zones system allows the user to start with a higher temperature in zone 1 while reducing it in zones 2 and 3. This creates a “flat belly” temperature curve, allowing the heat to travel to the core of the product without overcooking the surface.

OCTOFROST™ IMPINGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

Every product is surrounded by a static layer of air that insulates it and slows down heat transfer. The OctoFrost™ IF Cooker tunnel uses a rain shower system to break this static layer through impingement technology. This results in the fastest heat transfer through conductivity – the essence of OctoFrost™ Impingement technology.

OCTOFROST™ CROSSFLOW SYSTEM

The water flowing through the IF Cooker tunnel has the exact set temperature in each zone due to the OctoFrost™ cross-flow water system. The food processor has absolute control over the time and temperature during the IQF shrimp cooking process. This system increases yield and product quality. 

CUSTOMER BENEFITS 

The OctoFrost™ IF Cooker comes with a number of benefits for the shrimp processors: 

High Yield and Product Quality 

Highest possible yield due to cooking in the 3 patented temperature zones. ‘Overcooking’ is avoided, enabling a high yield and perfect product quality (color, shape, texture, and bite).

Energy Efficiency 

There is a high volume of recirculated water over the product which is heated by steam injection. Very little steam is needed to reheat the cooker tunnel water which translates to maximum energy efficiency. 

Food Safety 

100% food safety regarding homogeneous cooking. No ‘undercooked’ meat, no grey spots, not even with small-sized peeled shrimp (PUD).

Natural Appearance

OctoFrost shrimp processing equipment prevents foaming, curling, and the formation of "black spots" on shrimp (melanosis) due to its multiple technologies. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

  • CIP system in place;
  • Significantly faster heat transfer due to the impingement rain shower system;
  • High volume of recirculated water over the product;
  • Energy efficient steam injection into the cooking water;
  • Optional weighing belt for an even infeed into the IF cooker;
  • Various infeed options.