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by madez
Fri May 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam engines, instead of boilers, should be inefficient.
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Boilers instead of steam engines should be 100% efficient.

Boilers in real life are not 100% efficient. Real life boilers have the following efficiencies: "Stoker" fired, commonly seen on locomotives and historic boilers: 50-70% depending on fireman skill, boiler condition, and fuel quality. "Package boiler", modern automatic-controlled boilers typically u...
by madez
Thu May 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam engines, instead of boilers, should be inefficient.
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Steam engines, instead of boilers, should be inefficient.

I thought about storing a heated liquid (or steam) in tanks as an energy storage, as is done commonly in reality even at large scale. To generate the heat I wanted to use surplus electrical energy when it is available. However, there is no electric boiler in Factorio. Duh. While I was searching the ...

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