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  1. All critters and all eggs. Just like you'd see in the room overlay, or at the drop off point.
  2. Btw, there is a way to automate two liquid storages to be absolutely certain no germs can ever get through which is even resilient to crashes and save/reloads. And you don't need plastic for germ sensors either so you don't need to rush for that. Here's how it works. Clock A is set to ON at 0%, and with 50% duty cycle. Clock B is set to ON at 25%, and with 50% duty cycle. The two FILTER gates are set to 5s in order to ensure the shut off valves do not open until the output is fully blocked. Now you might think that'll be impossible to cram into a small room. But not quite. It's doable.
  3. Or thinking out of the box. Simply ask yourself, is there another way to achieve what you want to achieve?
  4. Yes, I have. I have proven that if liquids move more than one tile on flat terrain. And if at that time there is heat transfer affecting the liquid in any way. There will be heat deletion.
  5. Experiments are set up to explore if theory is correct. Which it turns out that it is not. Your numbers does not accurately describe ONI physics.
  6. What are you talking about? There's no additional source of heat. A heat exchanger simply uses the petroleum to heat up the crude oil before entering the boiler chamber. For example here's a petroleum boiler I built as an experiment. Crude oil input is 90C. Petroleum output is 116C, so cold enough that the pump can be made of gold. No space age materials is used, not even ceramics or steel is used anywhere. Heating is done with obsidian pipes in magma filled with superheated steam. It uses about 30g/s of superheated steam to cook 4kg/s crude oil from the 390C the heat exchanger is limited to with the shut off valves and temp sensors to 405C.
  7. No heat exchanger? Seriously? Even a crappy half-arsed heat exchanger would get the crude oil to 350C before the boiler, so the actual delta-T is 50K. A well designed heat exchanger can vastly improve on that and get the crude oil to about 390C before the boiler making the delta-T a mere 10K.
  8. [Game Update] - 308684

    Ah, so that is what is meant. Then why not write that instead? Eg., "Corrected an error that allowed gases and liquids inside mesh and air flow tiles to dissipate into space." Brevity in update notes should be paramount.
  9. That's why I suggested earlier in this thread to use a right going stepped ladder in order to correct the difference between specific heat capacities of petroleum and crude oil. For example, if you use a stacked ladder build with an odd number of levels (meaning one level more going right than left) you get fairly close to the 4% difference in specific heat capacity depending on the length of the individual steps. That's why I decided to use water in my testing because as soon as you use something with different SPC like crude oil and petroleum the results you get out is basically useless unless it's for that specific purpose.
  10. Surely the object of the heat exchanger would be to get the crude oil as close as possible to 400C in order to reduce the needed heating. I can't see how it matters too much what the output petroleum temperature is as long as it's under a manageable 125C.
  11. The absolutely best way to transport intense heat energy from one place to another without using space materials is obsidian or tungsten gas pipes with superheated steam. Steel can also be used if you have access to that. The steam is heated constantly in a loop pipe going through either a volcano or from the magma at the bottom. The only tricky part is to keep the gas pipes in a vacuum at all the way to where you need the heat to go. For cracking crude into petrol you need less than 1g/s superheated steam per 100g/s of crude. Note you can also pump magma directly with a miniature pump but some would consider that an exploit.
  12. I'm afraid I haven't had time to test it yet. I did however test the "elbows", and you definitely should leave those in though. It's only a small increase in efficiency at about 1.5% but it's undeniably there.
  13. Yes. Exactly. Or if the source feeds multiple gates which is exceedingly likely.