Fastest Water/Fluid Loading/Unloading Station! 104 ticks to load and 105 ticks to unload!

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Fastest Water/Fluid Loading/Unloading Station! 104 ticks to load and 105 ticks to unload!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGcITROPeZs

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This is the fastest possible water loading and unloading station in Factorio using fluid wagons. The blueprint is for 1:4 fluid wagon trains and it takes 104 game ticks to load the fluid wagon train and 105 game ticks to unload it. If you are wondering why there is 1 tick difference between loading and unloading is due to the presence of 2 pumps between the train and the station. During loading since there is constant flow of water there is no latency, but that extra pump shows up as 1 latency during unloading (2 pump setup is necessary for speed btw). The use of fluid wagons instead of storage tanks is the key to the fast loading/ unloading speeds!


Blueprint for the stations:
https://factorioprints.com/view/-MaxmjHt1WaRqnpwOpLq

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You can do this with normal fluid tanks as well. Image
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It is a bit slower when unloading due to the storage tanks, 108 ticks and that only if they are completely empty when unloading, it will be worse with half filled tanks for example. The same won't happen with fluid wagons...

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