Pipes are used to transport gas. Pipes are one of the possible types of inputs/outputs from a structure (the others being Cables and Chutes).
- Pipes can store some gas inside of them, which can be used with small airlocks to store gas when depressurizing
- Pipes will burst if the pressure differential between the inside pressure and outside atmosphere is greater than 60,795KPa (60MPa) (plus a random check to allow for short bursts over this limit)
- Pipes will be stressed (make a noise) when the pressure difference between inside and outside the pipe is greater than 48,636kPa.
- A contiguous pipe (not interrupted by valves, regulators, pumps etc.) of any length, will always have the same pressure, temperature and mixture over its entire length. No matter at what point of the pipe you're introducing new gases into the pipe, they will instantly and evenly "average out" over the entire pipe.