Volume of 1 fluid unit

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Volume of 1 fluid unit

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Greetings everyone

I was wondering how many liters 1 fluid unit is worth.
The question may sound strange, I just like to make calculations and wanted to know.
For convenience, one may consider that 1 unit = 1 L
If we take in account the energy needed to heat 1 unit of water then 1 unit would be roughly 48 mL yet it would imply that a fluid tank could only hold 1,2 cubic meter of water.

Has anyone any suggestion ? :D

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Factorio is a game and therefore the units don't need to make sense so much as provide interesting gameplay.

Fluid volumes make as much physical sense as storing 50 cars in the trunk of another car.

The answer to "What is the volume of 1 fluid unit?" is "1 fluid volume unit." The only other reasonable answer is "Volume doesn't mean anything in this game."

...which is actually probably the better answer, considering you can store 50 cars in the trunk of another car.
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Hyperbar00 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Has anyone any suggestion ? :D
1 unit of water will be vaporized into 1 unit of steam, so it's mass unit, not the volume.

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darkfrei wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:11 am
1 unit of water will be vaporized into 1 unit of steam, so it's mass unit, not the volume.
Interesting point.... That would mean that pipes and tanks have a certain weight limit that they can handle, which could (not really) explain the volume differences. That said, if that were the case it should probably be pressure of some form, not weight.
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darkfrei wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:11 am
1 unit of water will be vaporized into 1 unit of steam, so it's mass unit, not the volume.
Some mods use it as amount of substance. There will not be consistent answer without contradictions.

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