mathmanican Posted June 24, 2020 Share Posted June 24, 2020 1 hour ago, Prince Mandor said: Are there some solution for such situation? A left descending step (45 degree angles) will eventually loose any mass above 400g on each step. Decrease the angle, and a tad more will remain but then temps equalize on the same level, working against you. You can add thermal buffers in each region to somewhat offset this, but upon restart, every setup will have some issues. If you have a large thermal buffer, then it takes longer for things to equalize. This is true for towers, stairs, and waterfalls. You can add extra thermal mass to a waterfall boiler (liquid vents closed via automation, horizontal bridges, etc.). However, you can also just restart the thing in increments (500g/s, then 10s later 1kg/s, then a bit later 2kg/s, etc). You can also design a boiler plate at the top region that guarantees any incoming oil always becomes petro. It takes almost no time for the system to reach equilibrium (as such, I don't recommend thermal buffering). Just make sure your boiler can handle on/off situations (every boiler has to deal with it in some way), and it evens out extremely fast. I haven't played with them for hundreds of cycles, rather noticed the speed at which they reach equlibrium. If anyone with more experience wants to add comments, I'd love to hear opinions on the topic. Pros: Least material used of all boilers. Least space requirement Quickest equilibrium temp reached (start/stop possible with very little extra heat loss on boiler) Bead version eliminates ALL backflow conduction (please find another one that does this - huge efficiency boost) No need to dismantle an elaborate system if something goes wrong (you broke a pipe because it got too hot). Just build a ladder to the side for servicing. Done. Looks cool (waterfall) or cool and almost invisible (bead). Cons: Build in vacuum? Don't we build just about all of them in vacuum). Requires knowing how to force a bead/waterfall pump. Guides are out there, or play around with ONI physics to discover them. Start stop does not have large thermal buffer so temps don't maintain (but they also almost instantly reset to equilibrium). You can design in a thermal buffer if you want, but then material costs are increased for very little effort, and it takes long to reach equilibrium and change valve levels. Probably better to just not. You are limited to 10kg/s (so is every other piped version - if you want 90kg/s, then open flow is required - escher falls are amazing) What have I missed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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