puffing gun

puffing gun

[′pəf·iŋ ‚gən]
(food engineering)
A device for puffing food particles in which they are rapidly heated and pressurized up to 200 pounds per square inch (1.38 megapascals) in a sealed vessel and then suddenly depressurized to atmospheric pressure, causing rapid volatilization of internal moisture.
References in periodicals archive ?
in 1960, a continuous puffing gun was developed by a team led by engineer Takuzo Tsuchiya, which increased production capacity and led to a more uniform product.
Later came the first puffing gun and the James Continuous Cooker, developed by the legendary Tom James who is described by some as "the Superman of General Mills R&D.