### Re: Nuclear Power Plant from the future

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**Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:16 am**Now it makes even less sense to me; I don't know why you're trying so hard to use the individual capacities of pipes or tanks to calculate things when it causes so many strange problems, and the steps I showed already handle the "special case" you're talking about just fine.

In the equations I wrote, 3 pumps tried to pull a combined 600×50%=300 fluid that tick, but since there was only 100 in the segment, it got split up as 33, 33, and 34. If I try to follow your instructions:

???

Not only does the answer not make sense, (since the pumps should exactly drain the segment if they're trying to pull more than available,) you've introduced 3 steps (4, 5, and 6) that require querying and calculating for multiple individual entities (the pipe pieces and tanks that output machines are attached to) every tick, massively slowing down calculations if the segment has a lot of output machines, and worse, there doesn't seem to be any reference at all to the nominal flow rate of the machines involved, (12000/s or 200/tick for the pumps in this case,) so all machines would be drawing based on the same individual pipe/tank limits. (Why would a chem plant or turbine get as much as 100 or 25000 fluid per tick!?)

In the equations I wrote, 3 pumps tried to pull a combined 600×50%=300 fluid that tick, but since there was only 100 in the segment, it got split up as 33, 33, and 34. If I try to follow your instructions:

[volume]=100

[seg-cap]=200

[seg-fill]=[volume]÷[seg-cap]×100%=50% (I'm going to assume you wrote it backwards)

[entity]=[seg-fill]×100=50

[optimistic]=3×[entity]=150

[optimistic]=150>100=[volume]

[pull]=[volume]÷3×[seg-fill]=100÷3×50%=16.6667

???

Not only does the answer not make sense, (since the pumps should exactly drain the segment if they're trying to pull more than available,) you've introduced 3 steps (4, 5, and 6) that require querying and calculating for multiple individual entities (the pipe pieces and tanks that output machines are attached to) every tick, massively slowing down calculations if the segment has a lot of output machines, and worse, there doesn't seem to be any reference at all to the nominal flow rate of the machines involved, (12000/s or 200/tick for the pumps in this case,) so all machines would be drawing based on the same individual pipe/tank limits. (Why would a chem plant or turbine get as much as 100 or 25000 fluid per tick!?)