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.
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Tenders are invited for Supply, installation, commissioning, testing and calibration of puffing gun line suitable for processing of millets
James, a chemist who spent 40 years with the company, designed the first versions of the James Cooker, a combination cooker and extruder that continuously makes the O-shaped pellets of dough, and the puffing gun, which expands the pellets into the renamed (in 1945) Cheerios.
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."
part 1 of the subject contract: equipment for the production of expanded food (puffing gun), 4 pieces, respectively.