albijoe Technophile

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  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread IC2 Experimental Reactor Planner.
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    I've got a suggestion/bug for the IC2 reactor planner.

    I suggest putting in a total EU from a 50% Stirling cycle and a 75% steam cycle. I'm also not sure if the heat and the EU are both calculated correctly, this might be a bug.

    So I've got 2 reactor…
  • albijoe

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    What's your max EU based on? Here's numbers for decent reactor designs, from the simulator.

    If your numbers are correct and I understand your math, the EU reactor below should have no problem handling your UU regeneration.

    I've got a 1-quad EU…
  • I think I was able to get this to work in latest by adding an ejector upgrade to the mining machines. simpler than something wither or TNT based.
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread High output fluid reactors.
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    Is this about "highest bet energy output", or "highest output in any second", or something else? For example, I like "highest efficiency" and "least consumed materials", which means no quad fuels.
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread High output fluid reactors.
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    Ok, I get it now. the OC vents have to cool down to 0, or the nearly double heat buildup will continue and destroy them. That means the whole reactor needs to cool down to 0, and that means MOX won't work like this.
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread High output fluid reactors.
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    Help me, here; I am missing some key point.

    You cannot pull more heat per tick than the total vent capability of your setup, so your design should not be able to ever vent more than 900 per tick, no matter what your design produces. Since I got…
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread High output fluid reactors.
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    Ok, this one should work and be slightly better than the previous. Previous fluid reactor cools (54-9)*20 = 900(*2) = 1800 heat max, per tick; this one cools 912*2 = 1824. There is room for improvement, but MOX is tricky :)

    This is a MOX reactor; you…
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread High output fluid reactors.
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    wouldn't a 3-Quad-MOX reactor get more heat, because you could fit more cooling? you'd have a smaller window to work with, you'd need to keep the reactor above 5000 (or 6000) longer.

    I'm trying to build this. I don't have a working simulation yet,…
  • albijoe

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    I feel like we need a revised design thread... 34 pages of comments mean it's hard to find working reactor designs.

    Maybe I'll take the time to make an revised thread...
  • albijoe

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    On OC vents breaking: during cool down they are still taking in 36 heat from the reactor. They don't stop taking in heat just because the reactor is off, or it would defeat the purpose of the shutdown.
  • albijoe

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    A key point for my advice: I'm not always right. This is "to the best of my knowledge".

    Consider condensators "vents that don't heal". So for a advanced vent, it absorbs 12 heat and then "heals / vents" 12. If you watch its health, it will…
  • albijoe

    Replied to the thread How to use fluid cells.
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    I'm talking about 1.12, some earlier versions can't do this. I think it was added in 1.10...?

    A.

    1. Set the machine to fill the right side, per the arrows. Place the fluid cells in the machine, let it fill the right tank.
    2. press the "swap" button to…