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I don't understand fluids.

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I don't know if it's intended or a bug or just a quirky mechanic

Basically I have a setup with 22 heat exchangers working perfectly fine, 800 heat and 190 water around that, the issue happens when delivering the steam to the turbines

I would love an explanation, because I'm truly clueless on how it works, I'll happily provide more pics and stuff if needed, currently running 0.17.17 and a few mods like, nuclear artillery, scanning radar and long reach, which I don't think affect fluids but you never know
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if I have pumps all over instead of pipes, both rows of 16 turbines work with almost perfect performance, around 50/s
if I have pumps all over instead of pipes, both rows of 16 turbines work with almost perfect performance, around 50/s
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If i only put pipes, only the right row works, the rest just doesn't have power
If i only put pipes, only the right row works, the rest just doesn't have power
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And if i put a tank on it, the top right works, and the bottom left works.
And if i put a tank on it, the top right works, and the bottom left works.
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Well that's reassuring xD hahahaa
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One thing I've found that is that when you give fluids a choice of where to go weird things like that happen in certain situations. That's why I connect one pump to 12 heat exchangers to 20 turbines. No interconnections of the water and steam anywhere.

So maybe eliminate the part where you give each row of heat exchangers a shared steam pipe which you then split into two rows of turbines

The new fluid algorithm splits fluids equally in junctions. So that should help with stuff like this. But they had to postpone it
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I thought that system was already in place!
I guess thats a good solution. Just separate the steam pipes into two so each 11 exchangers go to 16 turbines
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