Suggestion: Ice and snow as external reactor cooling

  • If water can cool reactors externally, why not ice and snow? (and any other cold blocks I might've missed)

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  • Probably because they would melt.

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  • If you let them melt, what would be useful with ? directly fill your reactor with ^^


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  • Just because a feature would make them better in some biomes than others doesn't mean it's OPed. After all, Solar Panels have diminished effectiveness when it rains, so it's obviously a good idea to build them in Deserts where it doesn't rain. Building a nuclear reactor under the snow could easily be a similar process.

  • That's why SNOW would be OP. Ice wouldn't be interesting, simply, because it already works IN your reactor.


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  • That's why SNOW would be OP. Ice wouldn't be interesting, simply, because it already works IN your reactor.


    I don't see how valid that argument is, seeing as you can amass tons of snow in any biome via a simple application of EU + Pump + Compressor... I mean, come on, it's just snow. Just add in a hook to cause the snow to evaporate into water after X amount of total produced heat from the reactor...

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  • How does it make it not interesting?
    I mean, you already surround your reactor with water and put water in the reactor, what's wrong with surrounding it with ice and putting ice in it?

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  • snow might be less effective than ice and water (air pockets= insulation)


    and eternal cooling works by convection(flowing water or air) ice on the other hand is solid and doesn't flow

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  • ice on the other hand is solid and doesn't flow

    But it can melt!

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  • Alternative idea:
    Heat generation depending on biome (snow biome 90% of heat - desert biome 110% of heat).

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  • Alternative idea:
    Heat generation depending on biome (snow biome 90% of heat - desert biome 110% of heat).


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    Back to OP, i could see snow being a causac coolant but not as an external coolant, if you do your research lava doesn't add heat it just subtracts from air or water that provides cooling.

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    Back to OP, i could see snow being a causac coolant but not as an external coolant, if you do your research lava doesn't add heat it just subtracts from air or water that provides cooling.


    Lava does add heat, whether you add it directly or surround the reactor with it...

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  • Lava does add heat, whether you add it directly

    Jep,


    surround the reactor with it...

    nope.


    Lava does not heat a reactor, it merely nullifys/reduces the cooling gained by adjacent air/water.
    And before we fixed it, lava actually had the same effect like water, cooling the reactor because of it's Material.water tag.

  • I like the idea of using ice/snow blocks for cooling, though they would melt extremely quickly. You'd have to use RP2 to quickly place them back :D

  • I like the idea of using ice/snow blocks for cooling, though they would melt extremely quickly. You'd have to use RP2 to quickly place them back :D


    I think that's kinda the point...


    Ice could absorb reactor heat up to a certain threshold. The more ice you have connected to each other around the reactor, the more total heat that the ice (or snow) can absorb (This would be due to rules regarding thermal conduction between surfaces of different static temperatures. Over time, the heat spreads, and uniforms to the entirety of the unit in question). Of course, this would probably only help for the first 1000 degrees of heat or so, and then the ice would quickly melt into water. Then, traditional mechanics with water and heat absorption would resume...


    Basically, the Ice would act as a temperature buffer against an active reactor's heat, and thus add more cooling to counteract the reactor's initial startup cycle. This could perhapes allow for more reactor cycles before needing an immediate application of coolant right on the spot.

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