Alt-F4 #57 - Nuclear Energy and You

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Alt-F4 #57 - Nuclear Energy and You

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Another week, another Alt-F4 …? I guess we’ve been away for a while. It’s totally because we didn’t want to steal the spotlight from the FFF, which returned this year! Either way, let’s stop distracting from the great piece we do have this week: First-time contributor Sir Fendi wrote a very detailed piece on nuclear power in Factorio. It sometimes seems like the red-headed stepchild of power generation, but as Sir Fendi explains, there’s a lot of fun and efficiency to be had with it!

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Nuclear is only scary until you dive into the numbers and start building it…

I understand why you chose to do the 3x3 reactor setup, to best demonstrate the SRE diagramming. I just hope others realize that 1040 MW is not the highest amount of heat possible to be generated from 8 reactors being automatically refueled. I’d guess that those who have delved into how to do nuclear know it already, and those who haven’t, don’t.

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I'm missing some thoughts about the dynamic behaviour of nuclear plants and the trade-offs for this behaviour. Or at least mentioning, that these exists :-) For example: If a reactor starts up again (due to increased demand) and the reactor and heat pipes are cold then it takes longer until the heat reaches the last heat-exchanger with a "narrow" heat pipe path.

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