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Heat pipe

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Recipe

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Total raw

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20
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10

Map color

Health

200

Resistances

Explosion: 0/30%
Fire: 0/90%
Impact: 0/30%

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1×1

Maximum temperature

1000 °C

Mining time

0.1

Prototype type

heat-pipe

Internal name

heat-pipe

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 500°C to 1000°C, 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 1000°C or drain them all the way to 500°C, so the practical energy capacity will depend on the layout.

As heat pipes rise in temperature, they will give off a very low-distance glow.

History

  • 0.17.67:
    • Heat pipes (also in reactors and heat exchangers) glow with high temperatures.
  • 0.15.11:
    • Changed heat transfer mechanics, prior to this heat would flow better following the order of heat pipe placement

See also