I'm playing on a tekkit server with a friend and we are looking into building a nuclear reactor. We already build one on our old world but I basically just used a layout I found without really knowing the details WHAT I'm doing Now we are planning a bigger project and want to look into it a bit more detailed. But I already have a few questions where you might help me get on my tracks:
1.) All reactors I see have a running time of approx. 2:45 hours. Is there a way to make this longer? Or is it just the max the uranium cells hold? In other words: could I hava a reactor that runs 24/7 without the need to switch the cells 7 times a day but only once a day?
2.) If 1.) is not possible: With an infinite layout I can simply switch the cells, but can I do this only manually or automatically (with CompuCraft perhaps)? As I understand, the depleted cells could be replenished with a breeder. Could that be done automaticly as well?
3.) Is it possible to get a system running that, once it's setup, need no "new" materials like uranium at all? So like a closed cycle that takes the empty cells, refuels them, adds them in again?
I found a link to a huge setup with CompuCraft that does exactly what we need, but unfortunately it's for the old cooling design and would not work for us. But I guess it's somehow possible...
Our main goal is to run a 64x64 quarry with power from the reactor. And that means I need power for roughly 12 hours (if not more), so we would prefer a system with power 24/7, although we don't need excessive amount of EU/t.
Any helps or points into a direction is very much appreciated...