Posts by yeganer

    the pressure setting controls the temperature to operate and thus the hU/t that is required

    set it to 0 or 220 for 100 or 200 hU/t usage

    The condensation is just a reminder that you are using steam instead of superheated steam.

    When turning of the redstone on a reactor the cells stop producing heat but components that are damaged continue to cool down and produce hU

    Keep in mind that most FTB packs are dropping IC2 with 1.7.10 so moving to their wiki seems wrong to me

    To be fair, the official wiki is in the process of updating. There is already a page about coolant(fluid) one of the most asked questions in the forum so far.

    If you want to help updating the wiki, i think you have to get in touch with Imer

    biomass is used in the fermenter to produce biogas.

    the fermenter needs heat which must be provided by an electric/solid/fluid heat generator or by a liquid heat exchanger

    I didn't know about the complex crop system until i saw this thread.
    Is there a detailed guide somewhere?

    yeah, but an 'explosion' wouldn't be like a shockwave but more like some parts of it flying around, like a shrapnell grenade. those parts could have huge energy but wouldn't go in all directions.

    a realistic fusion reactor hasn't enough energy available for big destruction because the fusion materials are inserted at runtime as a steady flow unlike in fission reactors where the nuclear material is included in the fuel rods and there all the time.

    Fusion reactors in the current state of research need more energy to keep the thing stable than what is produced by fusion.

    There is not enough material available for any kind of blow up so it wouldn't be logical for such a thing to blow up. it would only get destroyed by failure.

    I think you are mistaking the numbers for the component heat exchanger and the overclocked heat vent.

    OC vent takes 32 heat from the core
    Comp Heat Exchanger moves 36 heat around

    The planner v3 is still up to date with the calculations in existing reactors.

    You have to move 8 heat from the left OC vent to the bottom OC vent
    You have to move 8 heat from the top OC vent to the bottom one. There is no direct connection so you move those 8 heat to the right OC vent.
    The right OC vent gets an additional 8 heat and now has to move 16 heat to the bottom OC vent. normal heat exchangers can only take 12 heat, so you need an advanced heat exchanger or a component heat exchanger in the bottom right to move those 16 heat to the bottom OC vent.
    The bottom OC vent gets 8 heat from the left and 16 from the right OC vent, 24 in total. 20 of that is cooled by itself and 4 by the component heat vent.

    if you have no heat exchanger in the bottom right, the bottom vent will cool 12 heat because the heat exchanger will move 12 heat from the left to the bottom OC vent. this is because there is no equilibrium between heat generated and cooled and the system would fail in the future. The values that are displayed by the planner are more or less average values because the reactor doesn't behave the same every tick. heat gets moved around all the time and so the heat that is generated each tick rises or falls depending on the current state but when the planner says it will do a full cycle, the system is stable

    Because the reactor is calculated piece after piece, 3 overclocked heat vents will take the 96 heat that is generated leaving no heat for the last OC vent. So you have to move 20 heat in total from the other vents to the last OC vent. Normal heat exchangers move 12 heat to the sides and exchange 4 with the core. Component Heat exchangers exchange 36 heat with the sides and nothing with the core . Each OC vent that took 32 heat has 8 spare heat(because 32-20(self cooling)-4(component heat vent) = 8 ) that needs to be moved to the last OC vent. When you only use normal exchangers the top right one will move 8 heat and the bottom right one would have to move 16 heat which he can't, so the top right exchanger overheats. using component heat exchanger in the bottom right which moves 36 solves this problem

    In this Thread is a list of all reactor components and their values.

    For more detail on how each component works, look in the wiki here: http://wiki.industrial-craft.n…php?title=Nuclear_Reactor

    In your example, you need to cool 96 heat. 4 overclocked vents cool for 20 each but take 32 heat from the hull, so you need to cool each vent for an additional 12. the component heat vent cools the component on all 4 sides of it by 4. that is an additional 16 cooling which is enough to cool all heat. all other heat exchangers are needed to move the heat from one overclocked vent to the others so nothing melts. If you use a normal exchanger in the bottom right, you wouldn't be able to move enough heat to the bottom vent and thus the heat exchanger in the top right would melt after some time.