- Flexibility of different temperature zones to avoid over-blanching. - Energy efficient steam injection into the blanching water. - Cross flow water circulation. - Significantly faster heat transfer due to the impingement rainshower system. - High volume of recirculated water over the product. - CIP system in place. - Total control in blanching time and temperature variations (different sections of the blancher can be turned on or off, with the additional flexibility of speeding-up or speeding-down the belt). With an OctoFrost™ cross-flow water system, the high volume of filtered and recirculated water showers over and through the product and immediately exits through the side of the blancher. The water then re-enters the heating tank and due to the high volume of water in the system, the temperature drop (delta T°) is maximum 3° C. The water flowing through the OctoFrost ™ IF Blancher has the correct temperature in every part of the blancher. The rainshower system guarantees quickest heat transfer, allowing accurate temperature control within 0.2°C of the set temperatures. The water falls gently over the product by means of gravitation only, therefore product quality is not compromised. Additionally, the rainshower system has a product cleaning function.