This guide is to be used for when you are an engineer and you are in a position to fix an sm delamination. It will contain what I wish every engineer knew when they are in the sm room and see the funny percentage dropping in the engineering channel.
During an sm delamination you have a few goals that need to be completed for it to end:
- Fix whatever sm setup the person was trying to make.
- Keep the sm afloat long enough for the temperature to maintain on its own
- put out the fire
First, the setup. Usually when an sm is having issues it’s usually near the start of the round when an intern thinks they can tackle the big lad himself and absolutely cannot. This means that the sm setup is usually the base sm setup but wrong in some way or another. A common list of issues with the basic sm setup that interns are likely to make is:
Forgetting to wrench the n2,
Forgetting to turn on a filter because they arent filtering anything with it,
Forgetting the air alarm
Once you have looked for all of these common blunders the next thing you need to look at is the meters on the pipes, they will give you the best info you can possibly get on why this thing is on fire. If it’s later into the round and the sm has had no issues that means that either sabotage or space dust is likely. In the case of sabotage ensure you fix the sm BEFORE calling sec unless you are actively being killed by the person. If it’s space dust that means you need to get into space RIGHT NOW to fix those space pipes or there is no chance.
Second, keeping the sm afloat. This is the step people often forget but it is absolutely vital if the sm has been delamming for any amount of time. This step usually consists of optimizing the existing sm setup as well as adding more gasses from atmos directly into the sm. This step is needed because of the simple fact that so much temp so fast will invariably clog the filters that recirculate the gas back into the sm leaving them useless and therefore the setup will not work no matter how fixed it is until you cool it back down.
Third is to put the fire out. This seems the most simple but I always see people in base radsuits jumping into the sm like it’s some kind of new swimming pool that only looks like it’s on fire. YOU NEED TO PUT ON FIRE PROTECTION BEFORE YOU TRY TO PUT THE FIRE OUT. The radiation is not enough to kill you fast enough for the radsuit to be better than something to stop you from melting alive inside an active engine. You need to put the fire out constantly until it stops igniting itself.
Congratulations you managed to save the engine, if it got low enough or the ai started screaming you are likely a hero that everyone will forget in 5 minutes. Now you wait for the next round when the same intern will make the same mistake on a different filter and do it all again.
TLDR: You need to fix their sm setup (probably optimize too), then pump in cold n2 from atmos, then put the fire out (dont go in there with only a radsuit you will melt and die and shit).