Thanks for all the replies.
Unfortunate that it cant be changed or at least turned off, but I guess we'll have to live with it.
On an unrelated note, does anyone know how to speed up the processing time of the Blast Furnace. It seems to take FOREVER to run even one cycle.
You have to set it up a permanent cycle and add a few stacks of iron, and then keep it running and forget about it totally.
When you need the steel, it's there, you put the same amount in iron of the steel you withdraw, and that's basically it