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Custard as a coolant

Using custard as an industrial coolant for machines and devices.
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When having desert reccently I noticed custard has superb thermal properties. When too hot it has an amazing ability to scold you and when chilled, it's very cold and yuk. First I overcooked the custard, so I bowl in the fridge to cool quickly. Why I took it out, my slipped hand on the (brilliant lubricant it is) custard and I dropped COLD custard all over my bare feet. I can vouch for custards high specific heat capacity and high rate of thermal transfer.

So I thought. Why not use custard as a coolant in machines?

When overheated, it also semi-solidifies and forms a darker coloured protective layer on the bottom of the pot.

Custard could be use by to overclockers, keeping CPUs icey cool and doing away with cumbersome heatsinks. Custard could also be used in fire extinguishers for chemical fires that water can't be used on. Infact custard could be a life saver... emergency systems in nuclear powerplants could fill the core with custard should a runaway occur.

Now if Columbia's wing was filled with custard ...

venomx, Jul 17 2003

More custard-based weaponry. http://www.halfbake...Bangalore_20Torpedo
One of my favourites. [egbert, Oct 04 2004]

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       Cold custard, sadly, won't flow through the pipes.
DrCurry, Jul 17 2003
  

       //When too hot it has an amazing ability to scold you and when chilled, it's very cold//

Nice observation.
silverstormer, Jul 17 2003
  

       <Hot Custard> Bad venomx! Bad venomx!. You sit down and KEEP STILL!</Hot Custard>
gnomethang, Jul 17 2003
  

       //Custard could also be used in fire extinguishers for chemical fires that water can't be used on.//   

       We could use dry custard powder in the fire extinguishers...
suctionpad, Jul 17 2003
  

       isn't it explosive in some way though, suctionpad?
po, Jul 17 2003
  

       Being principally cornflour, yes. (Excuse me for interrupting.)
angel, Jul 17 2003
  

       perhaps they will find some in Iraq.
po, Jul 17 2003
  

       Custard Gas
thumbwax, Jul 17 2003
  

       /perhaps they will find some in Iraq/   

       <oblig>In the middle of the dessert.<oblig>   

       Have we had Intercontinental Custard Pies yet?
egbert, Jul 19 2003
  

       //old custard, sadly, won't flow through the pipes.//   

       True, very true. However, the custard could be hot because it is drawing away heat from the source.
sartep, Jul 19 2003
  

       //old custard, sadly, won't flow through the pipes.//   

       we need to push it through the pipes attached to the cheese taps. that will work.
po, Jul 20 2003
  

       Yeah, custard doesn't flow very well. However, something called Bad Custard does. At least it seems to flow rather well when you throw it back up.
venomx, Jul 27 2003
  

       there are more effective coolants with higher heat capacities than custard, which is merely esters and sugar in water.   

       Though the concept of increasing the density of a fluid by dissolving stuff in it could enable coolants to have a higher heat capacity, for instance a metal which has a higher heat capacity than the stuff inside fridge freezers could be dissolved in fridgium (ithink it is called) thereby making it a more effective coolant.   

       It could be called custard in your honour, unfortunately i do not know where to copyright this idea or how to and i don't really care or can bte botherred, so it probably won't.   

       i liek custard
0_owaffleo_0, Jul 27 2003
  

       sp. "scald"
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 16 2005
  
      
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