Greetings IC engineers
I was working on a CASUC reactor for some days. However I am encountering some problems associated with redstone engines by extraction pipe. Basically the reactor is designed to support 6 (I have some plans on boosting it to 8 or 10 later on) buckets/tick flow in and out of chamber. As far as I know 6-bucket flow is supposed to be more than enough to keep at least 28 cold (isn't it?) it doesn't seem to be a sufficient measure for some reason. You can easily see empty buckets removed not fast enough. Redstone engines are kept out of sync, but they are always on 'blue' temperature. If I heat them up on constant signal and then switch to pulse they cool down quickly, in other words I can't accumulate any heat on them. What am I doing wrong? How do you achieve better bucket flow with 4 buckets/tick than me with 6?
My project is based on Irontygre's ingenious design, which is based on everyone else's design, so it is pretty much inspired by all CASUCs here. Compared to his design I improved flow rate, safety, introduced further compression, removed some bucket leaks and made it largely invulnerable to reloging. Due to mass request I received some time, my reactor is not dependent on RP and does not involve lag-intensive redstone engine powering towers. Main objective I wanted to achieve with it is dirt-house-compatible size while still being a monster CASUC. I think it would be worth being posted here, if not the issue with cooling.
I can't move any forward without your expertise.