Fast Discharge Accu

by zinovic
Adds a fast discharge-low capacity accumulator. For use in isolating power grids with a high throughput, requiring fewer accumulators overall. Intended for use with nuclear power where steam engines need to only be brought in to deal with power spikes. See: wiki.factorio.com/Accumulator#Isolation_of_Power_Networks
a month ago
0.16
103
Owner: zinovic
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/FastDis...
License: MIT
Created: a month ago
Latest Version: 0.1.0 (a month ago)
Factorio version: 0.16
Downloaded: 103 times

Adds a fast charge/discharge, low capacity accumulator. Used for isolating power grids without requiring loads of acumulators.

Intended for use with nuclear power, where steam engines have the same priority as turbines so will split the power load between them, effectively wasting nuclear fuel; the reactor is always running and using fuel, regardless of the power draw.
Another use-case is isolating non-critical factory sectors, so they shut-down in case of massive power failure.
See power isolation on the wiki for a bit more info.

Current stats are:
buffer_capacity = "2.2MJ", vs 5MJ
input_flow_limit = "2250kW", vs 300kW
output_flow_limit = "2250kW" vs 300kW

^Open to any balancing suggestions and feedback.

In vanilla isolating a 40 steam-engine powerplant requires 120 accumulators. 40*900/300 = 120
Considering you can't really place them automatically, because of power poles connecting, it's a real pain to set up.

With 2250kW discharge you should only need 16 to cover a full 40 steam engine set up.

Recommend as a companion mod to Realistic Reactors, adds that extra bit of control you need to really dial in the power grid to your liking.
Shoutout and thanks to Advanced Solar for nice easy-to-understand mod files I could look at.

Any bugs, suggestions or comments, please post in the discussion tab!