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Sol May 14, 2017 @ 5:22pm
Hydrogen cooling too much [SOLVED]
Is there a way to prevent hydrogen from cooling too much? I set the valve as low as 100g/s but the hydrogen still eventually cools to freezing.

Edit:
Used a filter to bypass the cooler when it was at temp.
Last edited by Sol; May 15, 2017 @ 9:45pm
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AquaX May 14, 2017 @ 5:45pm 
No, current way is cool it to near it's condensation point, then create a bypass through the cooler till it warms back to a point where u will need it again. The deconstruct the bypass and rebuild the reg route.
IdealPoint May 14, 2017 @ 7:05pm 
Just use a thermal switch. Use two pumps, one through the cooler, the other to where you need the cool gas. When the hydrogen gets too cold, the switch will turn both the pump and the cooler off, and a second switch will turn the bypass pump on.
Sol May 14, 2017 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by AquaX:
No, current way is cool it to near it's condensation point, then create a bypass through the cooler till it warms back to a point where u will need it again. The deconstruct the bypass and rebuild the reg route.

Thank you, will try this.

Sol May 14, 2017 @ 7:25pm 
Originally posted by IdealPoint:
Just use a thermal switch. Use two pumps, one through the cooler, the other to where you need the cool gas. When the hydrogen gets too cold, the switch will turn both the pump and the cooler off, and a second switch will turn the bypass pump on.

Could you describe this a little more? I'm trying to picture it.
Thank you
AquaX May 14, 2017 @ 7:42pm 
Originally posted by IdealPoint:
Just use a thermal switch. Use two pumps, one through the cooler, the other to where you need the cool gas. When the hydrogen gets too cold, the switch will turn both the pump and the cooler off, and a second switch will turn the bypass pump on.
Yours will req too much pwr while mine cost 1 pump and 1 cooler at most. Since the hydrogen cycles back to the cooler for mine, once it is near its liquid state, u create a small pipe that completely bypass the cooler so it continues cycling the pipe sys repeatly while slowly heating up. Once it reach a temp where u want to cool it down again, turn on the cooler and disconstruct the bypass so it goes back into the cooler. This sys works best in a compress hydrogen rm. Just create a smaller rm inside it with worts and insulated tiles to cool the cooler. The larger the better. That way u have an exhaust for the hydrogen when u need to expand it.
Just make 4 fast airlock doors to it so hydrogen wont escape if ur dupes need to make modifications.
Last edited by AquaX; May 14, 2017 @ 7:43pm
IdealPoint May 15, 2017 @ 4:46pm 
Here's a screenshot.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=926713349

The left switch controls the cooling pump. It will recirculate into the room until the switch is cool enough from the cold hydrogen in the room. The right switch is set a little bit higher and pumps the hydrogen out when I want to use it. If I don't want to pump the hydrogen I just turn that switch down below the room temp. If I have too much hydrogen I also have a bypass off of the left that goes to a hydrogen generator to use exces hydrogen. As this system works, you really only use power to cool the hydrogen when you need to, and only as cold as you want it. And you don't ever need dupes to go run and adjust things, as thermal switches and gas filters you can control just by clicking on them. Easy to manage, and straightforward.

You can do some things with wheezeworts for natural cooling, but it is harder to regulate them. If I was using lava to clean polluted water I would use wheezeworts instead.
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