I've finaly decided to build my first nuclear reactor. But since I don't want to craterify my base, I've been preparing by reading the article on the wiki and this forum. I found the reactor planner and started to mess around with different designs.
Eventually, I found the "apply external heating" option, where external cooling can be reduced with lava or fire (is it normal that I didn't find any info on this anywhere else, or did I just missed it?) and it got me thinking. Would it be possible to create a system where the hull heat never changes (could be useful for a breeder...)?
I rechecked in the wiki and found that Coolant Cell absorb "10.000 heat units from uranium cells" and Integrated Reactor plating "will distribute heat from an adjacent uranium cells into surrounding cooling cells and also into other plating to be further distributed". Doesn't seem to take heat directly from the hull. Good.
So I tried to make a little breeder in the planner, with lava to stop external cooling and planting and coolant only to deal with the heat from the uranium cell. I came up with this :
However , when I increase the starting hull heat in the breeder option, the componants start to heat up too. So, is it a bug in the planner, or was I just wrong in thinking that plating and coolant don't take heat from the hull?
Also, How many layers of Reinforced Stone do you need to contain a reactor exploding?
Thanks in advance!