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About axxionx12

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  1. I always get a sense of calm when things are going well. It's like watching an ant farm. Then Otto pees in the clean water, Marie steps in it and starts vomiting, and ashkan coughs up a lung on everyone in the dining hall.... Aaaand I'm back to tweaking everything and building new self sustaining systems.
  2. The steam turbines set up in series keep the steam from going over 140C in any one chamber, so the steam engine stays right around 99C self cooled. The steam generators don't overheat at 100C in the classic sense. They just don't work until they drop under 100C again. No overheat issues have happened yet! Also note the automated liquid shutoffs are in a vacuum to prevent petroleum from transferring heat in that small 1x2 space. The petroleum touching the door in the collection chamber was a bit of a design error. I will need to rotate the door so it isn't transferring all the precious heat that's used to convert the crude oil!
  3. Gallery is listed here, but I will attach files and descriptions as well. This is my current iteration of the volcano based petroleum converter currently without space materials. It allows full recovery of the igneous rock that forms without any of it becoming a tile of igneous rock. The volcano is in a vacuum room that drips to into the basin where regolith is melted (adding heat) until it becomes an acceptable 1450C. At this point, the magma is cool enough to fall into the drip chamber on the right side. It drips down and conducts the heat through diamond window tile to the crude oil below. The 2 tile wide dripping chamber prevents the igneous rock from turning into a tile. The crude oil is heated to petroleum and at 410C, the pumps on the right kick in and put more crude oil in. I haven't calculated how much petroleum is converted, but it's pretty quick. The petroleum then drips into the chamber below and is cooled with a petroleum based loop (can be upgraded to super coolant) that heats water to power the steam engines below. The steam engines are hooked up in series and will generate about 340watts of power each. With the current volcano, I can run maybe 2 steam engines, but made more room if necessary. Finally, you can drop the rock into the crude to speed up the heat transfer. This can be done at both layers to get the igneous rock down to a cool 140C. With exosuits, the liquid locks keep everything in a vacuum, but allow dupes to take the rock if necessary. This is the piping for the petroleum (or super coolant) loop. If the heat in the steam chamber is over 140, the pump turns off and goes to the next chamber. I have found that steam under 140C allows self cooling of the turbines. The cooled petroleum is piped off to a powerplant with insulated piping where the rest is deleted when it goes to a cooled petroleum generator. Automation as discussed above. The regolith shuts off at 1450C and the door opens. If the magma builds up in the drip chamber, it closes the drip door. If you switch the hydro sensor on the right of the drip chamber, it will drop the rock into the crude converting well. The temp sensor in the crude converting well is set to activate above 410C and turns on the pumps. 3 liquid vents makes sure nothing gets turned into sour gas. Finally, the hydro and temp sensor at the bottom does not active the liquid pump until it is 3 tiles high and the temperature is under 160C (to allow proper removal of heat via steam turbine). This is the shipping setup for the regolith. I found that conveyor output causes regolith to build up too quickly and does not melt fast enough. The single conveyor receptacle is optimal.
  4. Use ctrl+F4 with debug mode enabled and you can auto discover the star map and the planet resources without an observatory or rockets
  5. I've found that a temperature of 144 degrees or less creates a self cooling system with the water leaving the top chamber at a nice 99.8 degrees. If you make multiple self cooling cells in parallel, you can produce energy and create a lot of heat. I introduce heat with heated petroleum in a continuous loop. You can use a thermostat that turns on a liquid pump and adds heated petroleum to the heating chamber. When the target heat is reached, The liquid pump shuts off and the next steam engine cell is able to use the heated petroleum for power. I'll put together a prototype and post it on the future
  6. As the title says, I noted the conveyor loader blocks the space scanner when it is placed within 15 tiles of a scanner in any direction. The first picture verifies that the scanner without the conveyor is 100%. When I add the conveyor loader, it suddenly becomes blocked even if the loader is below the scanner. Scanner without conveyor loader at 100% Conveyor loader added with degradation of signal Conveyor loader below the scanner also affecting the signal. Note the closer the conveyor is, the worse the signal interference. I noticed this while trying to set up an automated space scanner that scoops up mined regolith and transports it to a steam turbine room. I was going to use water and a tile to keep everything cool, but noticed the signal degradation as soon as I built the conveyor loader.
  7. I think most gasses irl are liquified through extreme pressure and create heat when they reach condensation pressure. This would justify the overpressure gas storage trick.
  8. I'm hoping for a nuclear generator that converts radium into intense heat that can boil water and power steam turbines
  9. dupes go to gym?

    Is this actually a thing to build strength?? I didn't know you could level up strength...
  10. Air scrubbers not using water.

    I must contest your assessment.... This happened after a few hours with a scrubber that wasn't using water..... I have 3 bottles like this and I kind of want to unleash them....