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  1. It's been a couple years since the original chlorine clamped steam turbine. After watching @Tonyroid's take on taming cool steam vent, and reading various posts about the pros/cons of heating 110C to 125C, versus cooling the 110C, I decided to create "The Clown Hat" cool steam vent tamer. The Clown Hat After priming, this contraption requires much less than 0.1W to run. The cool steam vent will never overpressurize. Water leaves at 2.4 kg/s at about 96C. This also nets you about 140W continuously, till the steam dries up. It can be built smaller, but I wanted some symmetry, and thought this looked aesthetically pleasing. There are several mechanics at play. Let's look at each. Bypass Pumps Four 0.1g/s bypass pumps (the liquid vents with crude oil below them) rapidly suck all emitted steam away from the vent. The vent, even if it emits at a ludicrous 20kg/s, will not overpressurize. The measly 0.1 g/s liquid needed can be supplied from the steam turbine exhaust (I was too lazy to finish this last touch). Each pump requires about 10kg of liquid every 167 cycles (yes, cycles), so basically zero power cost. A smart battery runoff is more power than this. Temperature Clamping The 300C petro instantly transfers its temp to tiny quantities of steam (like 15mg or so) thanks to the tempshift plate. However, because the mass of the steam is so small, the amount of heat transferred to the petro is rounded to zero (yes, actually rounded to zero). If you don't like to abuse this "temperature clamping" mechanic, then keep the pressure around 100mg or so, and you'll see very minimal heat loss. The tiles touching the petro are made of ceramic, and again ZERO temperature transfers. This means the 300C petro will always be 300C, for 1000000 cycles (see if you can play it that long @nakomaru ) Steam Turbines Look at Max Steam Temp Below them As long as one tile below the turbine has high temp steam (who cares if it's 1mcg), the turbine will work. It is not required to heat all steam to 125C, just one tile under the turbine must pass this requirement. Supplying tiny amounts of gas We have the keep the steam content above the petro low, but not vacuum. So a gas pump sends small amounts of steam to each vent. One option is to just use two valves, set at 0.1g (100mg), the mininum filter setting. My 600kg of petro lost about 0.3C per day, so I rigged a contraption to send 0.1 g every 10 seconds (similar power requirement as the bypass - essentially nothing). To get this small amount of gas, filters and a shutoff are used. The filter before the shutoff sends 0.2g/s through it. An automation loop (10s off/ 1s on) allows 0.2 g to pass through it once every 10 seconds. This 0.2 g gets split by the two other filters, with 0.1g arriving at each. Conclusion The Clown Hat is a "set and forget" option for cool steam vents. You can harvest liquid and power, and/or you can harvest steam (just turn the turbines off via automation if you want steam). In addition, you can use these mechanics to do lots of other things. Here are two. Harvest any gas power free (essentially) from any vent without it overpressurizing (bypass pump). Pass steam at any temp through a turbine (temperature clamping one tile under the turbine). If you have 101C steam you want to get rid of, this will do it. FYI, temperature clamping works in many other ways (tempshift plates are not required). You can use statues, gravestones, bridges, etc. If any building is connected to a large mass of something, and then the other end is connected to a very tiny amount of gas, interesting things happen. Ohhhhh......, I should end with "This is exploit-free" ....
  2. So all the cool kids on the block are making their fanart threads. @Arlesienne is neither cool nor a kid, but apparently has just tried. People browsing this, well... to quote Różewicz, they came to see a poet and that's rather boring for the great populace, but Minespatch asked and just how do you refuse MINESPATCH so I oblige and... Well, introductions aren't my strength. So just take a look at this if you want, starring OCs by @minespatch, @ScienceMachine and @DragonMage156 as well as @GiddyGuy (as himself based on this) and my own kiddie. It's quite inspired by the excellent players: @Fortie as Webber Slapy as Wigfrid (on hiatus) Sugarcombo as Ruri FuzzyIggyPoyo as Demo Daniel as Soldier In a nutshell: a dark little story about a girl and her toys. Consider it tagged mature for one instance of strong language (dependent on your side of the pond), the dark setting, mental issues, shtuff... Oh, and for elfeminate puns! * * * Whoever needs a bit more of an introduction, here you go. This is also the blurb of our roleplaying campaign Project Rosebud. Otherwise just skip to this fat post.