|Thermal Evaporation Plant|
The basic structure is available in two versions which are shown in the following images. The differences between the simple and the advanced version are the temperature and production rate; the simple version saves on resources but is less productive. The Thermal Evaporation Controller and Thermal Evaporation Valve have no predefined positions and can be set anywhere in the structure above the base layer.
The minimum height of the structure is 3 blocks. To increase the internal storage and rate of evaporation, the structure can be raised up to 18 blocks high.
The simple version only runs on ambient temperature. For example, if the plant is standing in a desert, the internal temperature and the resulting production is higher compared to if the plant is standing in a snow biome.
The advanced version works independently from the ambient temperature, and achieves much higher temperatures and production rates thanks to the energy of the solar modules. Either version, however, may have heat imported to the structure via Thermodynamic Conductors connected to the Thermal Evaporation Valves. The power from the solar modules of the advanced version is still available when they form part of the structure. If the power from the four solar modules is used in a resistive heater, the heat generated is more than enough to reach the maximum possible evaporation rate (of 1080mB/t) if imported to the structure.
The produced Brine can be extracted via Basic Mechanical Pipes and the second Thermal Evaporation Valve. To start the extraction the connection between valve and pipe must be configured with a Configurator.