Vaiaphraim Posted September 21, 2017 Share Posted September 21, 2017 Hello there, I have a (for some of you probably trivial?) question regarding pipes - for both gases and liquids alike. Checking the stats of insulated pipes and regular ones, there is no difference whatsoever in thermal conductivity nor specific heat capacity. While I kinda didn't expect a large difference in specific heat cap (since it's the same material, after all, maybe a bit different because of whatever insulation there is) I'd at least expect a change in thermal conductivity (aka putting a layer of styrofoam around it or something :P). It's 1E-05 (W/m)/K one way or the other... The only difference I see here is mass. Insulated versions of pipes take twice the material, but what's the gain? My current method is to use abyssalite - but with regular pipes, because why would I choose to use extra materials, if they doesn't actually do anything? I even tried enclosing rooms with regular tiles made from abyssalite, and never noticed any change in temperature one way or the other. Maybe I missed something and got it all wrong, but I like to believe that it's possible to use abyssalite twice as efficiently when picking the regular version of pipes and tiles, rather than using the insulated version. What are your thoughts on this? Cheers Vaia Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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