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by MBas
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Kovarex Enrichment is not fun
Replies: 84
Views: 22496

Re: uranium processing unbalanced?

Well, allowances have to be made. Fuel rods tend to last longer then 200 seconds in realworld reactors, and can be moderated with carbon rods to control the rate of reaction (and thereby fuel consumption). I think the nuclear mechanic in Factorio is fine as is :) Agreed. There is also a topic about...
by MBas
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Kovarex Enrichment is not fun
Replies: 84
Views: 22496

Re: uranium processing unbalanced?

The real world equivalent of Kovarex is simply uranium enrichment - you separate out pure 235 from what would appear to be bulk 238. One method is actually via centrifuge (go figure). Negative :) There is nothing like kovarex in the real world. Its impossible to get U235 from U238 by any known proc...
by MBas
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Simple[st] enrichment control system
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Simplest enrichment control system

And what you say on some ideas in here?

viewtopic.php?f=202&t=45871&start=20

Be careful with "the simplest" statement anyway :D . However, you can use "simple" as much as you can ;)
by MBas
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [0.15.x] Fluid mechanics
Replies: 72
Views: 149348

Re: [0.15.x] Fluid mechanics

I am always gratefully suprised of "quasi--physics" in factorio when i study any of its properties more closely. I wonder if its just coincidence or geniallity of the develompment team (maybe combination of both). My meaning of "quasi" is fact that a fundamental laws in here are ...
by MBas
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup

There is a flaw in your design: occasionally an inserter will be busy scooping U-238 which may cause it to miss some U-235. Ultimately it's probably not a huge problem once the thing is properly buffered but my setup above adds inserters filtered to handle U-238 so that the stack inserters can focu...
by MBas
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Nuclear Emergency Backup Power/No Fuel Cell Waste
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: Nuclear Emergency Backup Power/No Fuel Cell Waste

Hi, you are generraly right :). The most "pro" system i ever seen has very similiar system of yours. The autor just make it more smooth and set the pump condition differntly (in range 70-80%, one or two to 70, one to 71 one to 72 etc). This trick simply reduce annoying oscilations in energ...
by MBas
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Solar panel or efficiency module?
Replies: 0
Views: 1330

Solar panel or efficiency module?

Hello everyone. Solar panels are quite good in the middle phase of the game. It brings you free electricity with no material consumption nor pulution generation. It could help you in question of defence, bitters are less agresive and you will have a plenty of time to do something more important than...
by MBas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: [0.15] SolarFarm -> perfect ratio + tileable + robo port
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

Re: [0.15] SolarFarm -> perfect ratio + tileable + robo port

Hi. Do you have some suggestion (or proof) of your statement of 100% space efficiency? I just wonder why you think that your electricity distribution is the most space efficient :)
by MBas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple 4-reactor with simple control
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Simple 4-reactor with simple control

Only one inserter that grabs an empty fuel cell on low steam has that threshold setting. the pulse it generates is used by all fuelcell loading inserters. So you'd need to tweak only a single inserter. I use steam control at each output inserter and connect all between them. There should be no diff...
by MBas
Wed May 31, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple 4-reactor with simple control
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Simple 4-reactor with simple control

I am definetely not a fan of "no-combinator" solutions :D. I dont use any here just... becouse. I simply dont see any benefit in here. I prefer this control system for a reason that its just independent on game constants like period of fuel burning etc. Well this is maybe just question of ...
by MBas
Wed May 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple 4-reactor with simple control
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Simple 4-reactor with simple control

"Compensation pipes" of steam (as i called them) which i used are very useful and well tested anyway :). It should help to keep all tanks on similar state. What dou you mean? This: Instead of direct connection to the heat exchanger you let them input into a pipe? Can your system live off ...
by MBas
Wed May 31, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple 4-reactor with simple control
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Simple 4-reactor with simple control

Why did you surround the reactors with heatpipes? They are expensive. Also you wouldnt have to use long inserters. Its just only for better temperature spread to avoid reactors overheating. But its true that it probably will work very well without that pipes. I have to say that i dont have enought ...
by MBas
Wed May 31, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple 4-reactor with simple control
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Simple 4-reactor with simple control

8-) wholereact.png inside.png Control system explanation: (you just need to place only the very first fuel manually or "fake" used fuel into network with consant combinator if you need to synchronize more of them. After removing constant combinator, dont forget to take off redundant fuels ...
by MBas
Wed May 31, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Simple(st) Reactor Fuel control (without combinators)
Replies: 8
Views: 6618

Re: Simple(st) Reactor Fuel control (without combinators)

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=48988

I belive that this one is much more simplier ;) .
by MBas
Tue May 30, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup

Anyway, i think that "reducing" U235 in centrifuge is not very good goal. Even with this setups, i prefer to have 80 pieces of U235 in. So the process is smooth and dont wait for recharging.
by MBas
Mon May 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Circular Kovarex Enrichment Setup

Both stack inserters are set to read content (hold) only.

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by MBas
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Oil Power Plants, reliable way of making electricity.
Replies: 42
Views: 55619

Re: Oil Power Plants, reliable way of making electricity.

Two light oil to solid fuel plants isn't enough to keep up with a full speed refinery: they only consume 4.1666 light oil per second, but the refinery can produce 4.5/s (plus the additional light oil from cracking heavy). One petroleum to fuel plant also isn't enough. One heavy to light cracking pe...
by MBas
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Oil Power Plants, reliable way of making electricity.
Replies: 42
Views: 55619

Re: Oil Power Plants, reliable way of making electricity.

All values are valid for 1 pumpjack on 0.1 oilpatch with 2 speed module (+100% speed) production: 11.15 solid fuel / minute average energy consumption: 526 kW = 31.56 MJ / minute so if we compensate 12.5 MJ by 1 piece of solid fuel, we have Energy production = (11.15 Γ— 12.5 - 31.56)/60 = 1.797 MW pe...
by MBas
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Harmonic oscilator
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Harmonic oscilator

Hello. This is just fur fun tool :). 1) Set an amplitude as "A signal" and a period (in number of ticks, so 60 is equal to 1 sec) as "T signal" into constant combinator 2) "R signal" must be set into value 1 when you manipulate with constant combinator 3) Set "R si...
by MBas
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: Control over Plastic/Solid Fuel process
Replies: 2
Views: 2434

Control over Plastic/Solid Fuel process

control.png Hello! Introduction This is my rafinery for plastic/solid fuels as main product. It has potential to be fully focused into SF/plastic production. Whole process has plastic production and LO into SF production generally turned on and i measure flows into both processes. If the ratio betw...

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