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Heat pipe

Machine

Recipe

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0.5
+
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20
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10
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1

Total raw

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0.5
+
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20
+
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10

Health

200

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1x1

Maximum temperature

1000 °C

Required technologies

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Produced by

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The heat pipe can transport heat over longer distances and connect devices which produce and use heat. Currently this is limited to heat exchangers and nuclear reactors.

Heat pipes have a heat capacity of 1 MJ/C. Thus, they can theoretically buffer 500 MJ of heat energy across their working range of 500C to 1000C, making them a space-efficient energy store. However, because temperature needs a drop of greater than 1 degree before it will "flow," you can't raise them all the way to 1000C or drain them all the way to 500C, so the practical energy capacity will depend on the layout.

History

  • 0.15.11:
    • Changed heat transfer mechanics, prior to this heat would flow better following the order of heat pipe placement

See also