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FinancialDragon
Posted - 2009.09.06 19:14:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: FinancialDragon on 06/09/2009 19:14:55
I was looking into supplying compressed ore to the market, and skilling up for a rorq.

Though, I see close to zero compressed ore on the market.

Cutting to the chase:

1 unit of compressed veldspar
= 417m3
= 500,000 units of trit
= 5000 m3 of trit
= Compression ratio of ~12
= 330k jump freighter can transport 395mil units/3.96mil m3 of trit per jump

With some ships now having an ore bay able to handle these, would selling compressed ore have a viable place on the market?

Would this be useful enough to be able to sell the ore for a good enough price to make up for the compression/fuel costs?

I'm thinking there must be a good reason for the market being devoid of compressed ore ;p

Breaker77
Gallente
Reclamation Industries
Posted - 2009.09.06 19:33:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: FinancialDragon
I'm thinking there must be a good reason for the market being devoid of compressed ore ;p


It can only be done in lowsec/null sec/WH space.

Not many people are crazy enough to sit vulnerable in a 2 billion ISK ship unable to do anything while it's compressing ore.

FinancialDragon
Posted - 2009.09.06 19:41:00 - [3]
 

Yeah, i'm fully prepared to set up a POS to protect it while it crunches away, heavy water is quite cheap to fuel it, so overheads will hopefully not be too insane.

Ashina Sito
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.09.06 20:53:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Ashina Sito on 06/09/2009 20:53:56
One can always try but I never saw it worth the effort.

There are other things you can use for better compression.

You have to have a Rorqual to decompress, since it is jump capable one would assume you could have used the Rorqual to do the compression in the first place.

If this was a profitable idea I am sure someone would be doing it by this time.

If you need a Rorqual for other things you can give it a go but if it just to do this I don;t think it would be worth the effort in the long run

Arous Drephius
Posted - 2009.09.06 21:42:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Ashina Sito
You have to have a Rorqual to decompress


Nope. You just refine the compressed ore in a station or POS refinery, the same as you would for normal ore/ice.

Yarinor
Capital Construction Research
Pioneer Alliance
Posted - 2009.09.06 23:35:00 - [6]
 

isn't regular mineral compression easier?


 

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