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Sunday fun: The LOF pump.

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I wouldn't say I tamed it. I just decided it was unused and needed some love. Presenting the leaky oil fissure pump. A compact way of sending your troubles away.

Heat from the lil' pump is taken care of by the chiller block that is actively cooled by a waste PH2O line. 4-5 kg of naphta are the coolant/pump enabler...

Fair warning: There is a large tank of salt water provided by two geysers underneath this build so the heat from the oil is dumped there... If it boils, it boils.



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Ok, no problem.

First, credit where it's due. This build is an application of a non-powered mechanical filter and pump ranges. Do search for that in the forum when you're ready to go down that rabbit hole, small teaser/credits in the spoiler:



Small observations before we begin:

1. The Leaky Oil Fissure hardly ever stops (as in: its dormancy is a joke) so we shouldn't stop either and never let the pipes back up because a) we'll be using a mechanical filter b) your pump will melt once the hot oil reaches its level:


2. Don't uncover the final tile on the LOF until you're 110% sure the build is ready to go and you've set up appropriate storage/processing. (See 1)

3. If you really want to analyze the LOF have the dupes in atmo suits because this build works in a vacuum and they will get crispy if not. (Or fart in your freshly minted vacuum...)

Now, piping and automation as requested. Hydro sensor is set to activate when liquid is above 2kg:




Liquid overlay:



I don't feel that would help too much, so here are some more detailed pictures of how to build and random musings.

Here's an expanded idea of how the piping direction goes without compacting/cooling the setup. In a liquid mechanical filter the valve is always set 1g/ and has its input in the direction of where the liquid is coming from, and it's the output of the filter. This is important in the filter build...

This filter here will take naptha to drip it on top of the pump...

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I always use a third bridge to remove the "waste" output of the filter and redirect it elsewhere.

For the actual build here are the steps, we can do without the tempshift plate, but I like it just because. The insulated pipes in this arrangement should at least be ceramic. That way we prevent leaking heat into the naptha that shares the filter line. Any other insulation is up to the reader...


Finally, add the knickknacks ... and by the love of spaghetti, prime the filter before you start the whole thing.


Hope this helps...

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This makes a lot more sense now, thank you.  I've previously already been down the rabbit hole.

I really like the pipe layout, using a mechanical element filter to recycle the naptha coolant and also to filter the oil is really neat and compact.

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1 hour ago, Craigjw said:

This makes a lot more sense now, thank you.  I've previously already been down the rabbit hole.

I really like the pipe layout, using a mechanical element filter to recycle the naptha coolant and also to filter the oil is really neat and compact.

I had previously made a Minor Volcano pump station and got the inspiration from that to arrange the mini pump with a leaky oil fissure. I don't feel this one needs a separate post as the build is very similar.

Pumping magma has a "moar fun" limitation, care must be taken so that it doesn't freeze in your pipes. When accounting for a 1000 g/s flow  MV's have a little caveat in that some are proudly bountiful... this means their production surpasses a the safe 1000 g/s...

Mine is a safe one:


The magic calculator shows 138.1 kg/s * 65s = 8976.5kg. So, removing 1kg/s leaves us about 455.5 seconds to spare (9432 - 8976.5 = 455.5) before the next eruption.

This was build was tested separately in a vacuum. If ceramic is used in the insulated pipes following the pump then this has a very minimal heat bleed into the system but is ultimately stable and does not affect the pumping station. This version has 3 pipes & 2 tiles worth of insulation based material. (Use the violet stuff where it counts.) Bridges are obsidian also where it counts...

Hydro sensor is set to 100kg and smart battery has both sliders on 2%. Both are used with an and gate to activate the generator.

Napthta cools the pump and the hydrogen generator kills the heat. An eco-friendly approach that mostly depends on the temperature of your incoming hydrogen. (The small gas reservoir is a mod, unneeded here, but looks purdy)

Without further ado, screenshots of the MV pump (No build, but one can guesstimate the workings):


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