The new 5x5 IC² Reactor

  • Also, I copied the text to the clipboard, then used the "Paste URL" button in the standalone reactor planner, and it tells me it's a Mark V design that will melt down in just over a minute. Thirdly, where are you getting that 650 EU/t number from? I checked my newer planner, and if stopped after 1 minute, it produces an average of 1800 Hu/s while running, and 1200 Hu/s for 3 seconds of cooldown. Using the simple but inefficient stirling generator, that would be 900 EU/t while running and 600 EU/t while cooling down. I don't feel like trying to calculate how much it could get with superheated steam right now, since that would involve extra calculations like the warmup time for the steam generator.

  • People don't prewarm their steam generators before running reactors? Gosh, the entire minute of inefficiency!

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


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  • I'm 99% sure I didn't already ask this here but I'm tired so who the hell knows.


    Anyone tinkering with Blood Asp's fork of GT? It adds back Thorium fuel cells.


    I'm wondering if anyone's tried out the resurrected thorium in a 5x5.

  • I'm wondering if anyone's tried out the resurrected thorium in a 5x5.

    I forgot about trying that, will try. Is plutonium in/planned too?

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


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    // I just don't know what went wrong :(


    I see this too much.

  • People don't prewarm their steam generators before running reactors? Gosh, the entire minute of inefficiency!

    pre warm? once mine got warm they stayed warm in my test world.. is there a diffrence ?

  • pre warm? once mine got warm they stayed warm in my test world.. is there a diffrence ?

    When you build a MOX reactor setup using steam, you're using the hot coolant to produce steam. In order to do that though, you've got to heat the steam generator up. If you pre-warm it using lava, you're getting the most out of the reactor possible. If you don't, there's a minute of it heating up in which you're not getting steam out of it, hence a minute of inefficiency.

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


    ---- Minecraft Crash Report ----
    // I just don't know what went wrong :(


    I see this too much.

  • When you build a MOX reactor setup using steam, you're using the hot coolant to produce steam. In order to do that though, you've got to heat the steam generator up. If you pre-warm it using lava, you're getting the most out of the reactor possible. If you don't, there's a minute of it heating up in which you're not getting steam out of it, hence a minute of inefficiency.

    hmmm interesting.. lava could create steam of course :)


    but once warm a steam generator stays at a temp i found.. am i missing something ? its just the first time ?

  • hmmm interesting.. lava could create steam of course :)


    but once warm a steam generator stays at a temp i found.. am i missing something ? its just the first time ?


    I'll admit I haven't done much with IC2 steam, but that sounds like incorrect behavior, either a bug or a weird mod conflict. I've used GT5 and Railcraft steam, and in both the temperature starts falling once a boiler runs out of fuel. I presume the IC2 steam generator is supposed to behave similarly when it stops receiving heat.

  • I forgot about trying that, will try. Is plutonium in/planned too?


    Don't think its in, dunno if its planned. He's been churning out projects like a crazy person lately.

  • I meant straight plutonium rods like we used to have. MOX are a mix of plutonium and uranium, so it changes the properties different to how the pure plutonium worked, which is why I want both ;)

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


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    // I just don't know what went wrong :(


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  • Guys I have some problems with steam generator, it seems that once start produce steam disconnect from heat source for blink, when whole steam gone in turbine, it start heat again, did you encouter that issiue?

  • guys i have some problem with steam generator, it seems to disconect from heat source (reactor fluid port) when start generate steam, when steam amount go into turbine, start heat again, have you encounter that problem? accidentaly doubled posts, sorry for mess

  • If you don't give it enough heat for the pressure-flow settings you've set it to, it does that.

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


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    // I just don't know what went wrong :(


    I see this too much.

  • A flow of 25 is far too high. If you could actually supply that much heat to it, you'd be getting 2 and a half buckets of steam a tick. The base amount is a pressure of 0, and a flow of 1, which takes 100 HU/t to give 100 mb/t of Steam. At 220 Bars and a flow of 1, it takes 200 HU/t to give 100 mb/t of Superheated Steam. Each flow increase is adding onto this again, so a flow of 3 at 0 bars will give 300 mb/t of Steam for 300 HU/t.

    145 Mods isn't too many. 9 types of copper and 8 types of tin aren't too many. 3 types of coffee though?

    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you read was not what I meant.


    ---- Minecraft Crash Report ----
    // I just don't know what went wrong :(


    I see this too much.