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This article has not been revised for the current version (U34-476542). It was last updated for LU-356355. It may contain inaccuracies.
This article has not been revised for the current version (U34-476542). It was last updated for LU-356355. It may contain inaccuracies.


Insulation (not to be confused with Insulated Tile Insulated Tile ) is an advanced building material to prevent heat transfer in the base.

Usage[]

Tiles made out of Insulation are equivalent to natural abyssalite, while Insulated Tiles are even better.

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.

Production[]

Properties[]

Melting Insulation will turn it into Liquid Tungsten (85% mass) and Sour Gas (15% mass).

See Also[]

  • Vacuum - when you want to have absolutely perfect heat insulation or ignore container's materials.
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