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Due to naturally low Thermal Conductivity (already 620 times lower than "insulated" ceramic, and hundreds times lower of any closest material), using regular pipes and tiles might seem more economical.
However, the mechanics of Thermal Conductivity for regular tiles and pipes and those for insulated ones are significantly different. In particular, for regular tiles and pipes, the thermal conductivity of the heat transfer is the average of the conductivities of the materials involved, meaning that Insulation will not do much if the other material is highly conductive.
On the other hand, Insulated tiles and pipes only allow heat transfer according to their thermal conductivity, meaning that Insulated Tiles and Pipes will slow down heat transfer better than Abyssalite seams would. That said, Insulated Tiles and Pipes made from Insulation would effectively lock down any heat transfer.
- Molecular Forge can produce Insulation from Abyssalite and Isoresin.
- 15 kg Isoresin + 80 kg Abyssalite + 5 Reed Fiber = 100 kg Insulation.
- Vacuum - when you want to have absolutely perfect heat insulation or ignore container's materials.