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by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Modular 1-4 cores book : 40-480MW, Lossless, Two power grids, All the bells and whistles
Replies: 32
Views: 3245

Re: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Modular 1-4 cores book : 40-480MW, Lossless, Two power grids, All the bells and whistles

You said you only enable the sink when the normal feed backlogs. At 50% duty cycle all the steam should just drain away. I don't think so? If there's a 50% load, the test exchanger will be producing, but it'll be producing at 100% unlike all the other exchangers (because you've given it guaranteed ...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

And yes, ideally I would not want any part of the factory to be idle and drain power. But the people who design their base with tons of power switches so they can turn parts on and of on demand are few and far between. I would say 99.9% of people just let belts backlog and cause assemblers to sit i...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Modular 1-4 cores book : 40-480MW, Lossless, Two power grids, All the bells and whistles
Replies: 32
Views: 3245

Re: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Modular 1-4 cores book : 40-480MW, Lossless, Two power grids, All the bells and whistles

Yes, between ticks there is no accumulation of the error ( other than the accuracy of the floats, which is irrelevant in practice) as the fractions just roll over into the next tick. The error is at most 1 unit at each measurement. But then you refill. That destroys the fraction you have not yet co...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

It doesn't need consitent flow, if you have buffer you can use them to smooth out the chaotic consumtpion. You create arbitrary interval of time based on your buffer capacity, and every interval you refill the energy from the previous. This requires to have enough heat/Steam buffered to handle one ...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

And yes, ideally I would not want any part of the factory to be idle and drain power. But the people who design their base with tons of power switches so they can turn parts on and of on demand are few and far between. I would say 99.9% of people just let belts backlog and cause assemblers to sit i...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

@mmmPI: I've lost track of this argument a bit, I think, but I believe what you're saying is that you can use things like science output as a proxy for how much power you need to produce? And, earlier, it also looked like you were talking about the player manually regulating the feed rate to reactor...
by foamy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Modular 1-4 cores book : 40-480MW, Lossless, Two power grids, All the bells and whistles
Replies: 32
Views: 3245

Re: Perfect Nuclear Cloverleaf, Book of modular 1-4 cores : 40-480MW, Losseless, two power grids, all the bells and whis

Monitoring the buffer is a bit trickier, but can again be done in constant-space, and has some benefits over using tanks to do so to boot. It keys on the fact that all turbines on the same grid will experience the same proportional draw, so if you can measure the flow rate into one you know exactly...
by foamy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

how much temperature difference I use vs how much is left for that hot/cold temperature difference For example you can have your reactor going 600~1000°C and your coldest heat exchanger 500~900°C in my design the reactors were 750° when the furthest exchanger was 510° when under full load for long ...
by foamy
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

Also, in your case, of heatpipes as capacitor, you dont have a tool too measure amount of heat stored in plant, so you dont know when insert new cell, so , as result, in case of irregular usage, probably with combination of solars and some burners, or simple bug attack repelled by lasers you will f...
by foamy
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Help needed regarding bus lanes
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Help needed regarding bus lanes

IMO, Gears are not really worth putting on the bus, as their main use is in the Mall (and Combat Minimall, if that stuff is not rolled into your main Mall), and to a minor degree in several Sciences (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow). For a decent 10:12:10:24:14:14 (Red, Green, Grey, Blue, Yellow, Purple s...
by foamy
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

Really, you only need one solar panel to slowwwwwly drive one nuc's feed pumps and loading inserters, everything else will cascade-start. Only if you do some fancy grid prioritization trickery to make the plant power itself over doing anything else, a simpler method of which is to tap into the plan...
by foamy
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

Which means the burner inserter that refuel the ejection inserter will do a swing every 40 days, which means it will need to confiscate one fuel to refuel itself every: 17 285.7143 x 3 457 142.86= 59 759 183 772.245 sec, 5.9E10 sec, that's 691 657 days, or 1894 years. make an independent power circ...
by foamy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

(Note: I have encountered people whose 'solution' to any given production issue is 'eh, stick a chest in there somewhere', including the sciences . Baffles me. Science is the one thing you have absolutely no need to buffer whatsoever (excepting space, I suppose), because it's produced continuously ...
by foamy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

Also modded games can make correcting the supply chain a very long thing ! I know buffer are not popular but i like them. I don't mind buffers in continuous-flow systems where everything that goes into a buffer will eventually be consumed. Some of it's necessary (and unavoidable) in simply processi...
by foamy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

Note: The fuel check in my designs, or any design that uses the removal of the spend fuel cell as trigger, is necessary. If you ever remove a spend fuel cell without a fresh fuel cell to put into the reactor the setup dies. That's really the only argument I need. This issue is specific to memory-le...
by foamy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

If you have no fuel cell available and the output inserter tries to trigger the input inserter, the input insertion will fail and not recover until the player intervenes and manually handloads either a fresh or spent fuel cell into the reactor. To get to that point, you need to leave the power stat...
by foamy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

The belt has had at least 200s since the last trigger to return to a backed-up state. It isn't moving. It shouldn't be moving. Something as simple as a reactor expansion can change that. You could, I suppose, just monitor the belt overall for when it is in a backed up state. It'd more or less be th...
by foamy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

I have had fuel cell production be interrupted because someone depowered the assembler, because the iron line got cut, because kovarex got cut, because a logistics chest got configured poorly, because someone deadlocked an intersection, etc. :v As farcast said: 'different experience'. 'Someone' pre...
by foamy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

There does seem to be a sharp split on this point. I agree that it is an unnecessary check. The thing you need to keep an eye on is the supply of U235: if you keep that up there should always be plenty of fuel cells, and you want to detect and fix any shortfall before it flows through to fuel produ...
by foamy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 237
Views: 7288

Re: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant

I suppose it depends on how often you either can't or won't build build enough fuel cell production for your reactors to decide if waiting for fuel is worth the added complexity. In my experience, never, so that's why I'm against it. Others might have a different experience. It's more usually somet...

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