QuQuasar Posted February 13, 2018 Share Posted February 13, 2018 Here we go: my second attempt at making a Self-Powering Oxygen Module, or "SPOM", That's a stupid name. Note to self: never use that name for any reason ever. We can't let it catch on. The goal was to not just produce oxygen, but produce it at a comfortable temperature instead of the 70 degrees it generally comes out at. My first attempt ended in me realising I'd overcomplicated the build to a comical extent. Wile E. Coyote would be proud. This time around, a simpler and more compact design worked out a lot better. Presenting... the SPOM! (dammit) All insulated tiles and liquid pipes are abyssalite, all metal tiles and tempshift plates are tungsten, all gas pipes are granite, the lower pumps and airflow tiles are wolframite, and the hydrogen generator and upper pump are gold amalgam. (Edit) The materials described above are optimal, but hardly necessary: it's possible to build one of these on a budget. You don't need insulated abyssalite tiles: normal abyssalite tiles are just as good, or even igneous rock insulated tiles if you're willing to sacrifice a bit of cooling power. You also don't need tungsten and wolframite: granite and copper work fine for the conductive tiles, tempshift plates and machinery. You do need to use gold amalgam for the hydrogen generator and hydrogen pump to prevent them from melting. After enough cycles to reach something close to equilibrium, the oxygen from the SPOM (argh) is being emitted at a very steady 11.5 degrees Celsius. Most of the cooling happens before it's even brought into the pipe radiator: it enters the pipes through both pumps at less than 20 degrees Celsius. The gas filtering mechanism on the right hand side of the build is based off of the designs over in this thread. The lower atmo-sensor is set to Above 500 grams, and the upper one is set to Above 1000 grams. (Edit) You can replace the large batteries with a single Smart Battery, connected via Automation Wire to the hydrogen generator, to dramatically increase the SPOM's potential power output. Note however that this will create an externality: any hydrogen the SPOM doesn't use for power will need to be routed to a second generator or a storage room. If you don't, the electrolyzer will over-pressurize and stop producing oxygen, potentially leading to suffocation and/or death. Which is bad. The build requires wheezeworts, so you can't build more than four or five of these, but each one can provide enough oxygen for 8 dupes, at a comfortable temperature, ready to be piped into your living quarters. If you're running 16 or fewer dupes, a pair of SPOM's might be just the thing. That's still a terrible name, though. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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