Flow Control

by GotLag
Adds pipes with restricted connections, and several useful valves.
24 days ago
0.13 - 0.17
116893
Owner: GotLag
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic...
License: MIT
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 3.0.4 (24 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.13 - 0.17
Downloaded: 116893 times

This mod adds three valves and three rotatable pipe shapes with limited connectivity.
The valves and pump are unlocked by researching Fluid handling, the pipes have no research requirement.

Non-return valve

Also known as a check valve, this allows full-speed flow in one direction, indicated by the green arrow.
Can output its fluid level to red/green wires.
Recipe: 1 steel plate, 1 iron gear, 1 pipe

Overflow valve

Allows flow in the direction of the orange arrow, but only when the input pressure is above 80% (i.e. the attached pipe or tank is 80% full). The maximum flow rate of the overflow valve is less than a regular pipe. Useful as an outlet for excess production, for example cracking excess heavy oil when lubricant supply exceeds demand.
Can output its fluid level to red/green wires.
Recipe: 1 electronic circuit, 1 steel plate, 1 iron gear, 1 pipe

Top-up valve

Allows flow in the direction of the white arrow, but only when the output pressure is below 80% (i.e. the attached pipe or tank is less than 80% full). The maximum flow rate of the float valve is less than a regular pipe. Useful for topping up or acting as a reduced-priority fluid input. Note that a small amount of fluid will remain in this valve when the pipe is emptied.
Can output its fluid level to red/green wires.
Recipe: 1 electronic circuit, 1 steel plate, 1 iron gear, 1 pipe

Small pump (Factorio 0.14 and earlier)

The small pump you know and love from Factorio. Recipe changed to the same as the offshore pump, and unlocked from game start. New icon to match the express pump and valves.

Express pump (Factorio 0.14 and earlier)

A high-speed, high-pressure pump for your high-speed, high-pressure pumping needs. Five times as fast as the regular small pump, but uses only four times the electricity. For an example of their speed, two of these (one each side of the track) can fill a rail tanker in 10 seconds. Say goodbye to oil barrels forever!
Recipe: 3 small pumps, 4 steel plates, 1 pipe

Pipes

Elbow, T-junction and straight pipes, that only connect in appropriate directions. Each pipe is crafted from one normal pipe, and when mined drops a normal pipe.

Version History

  • 3.0.4 - 2019/02/27 - Updated to Factorio 0.17
  • 3.0.3 - 2017/12/15 - Updated to Factorio 0.16
  • 3.0.2 - 2017/05/11 - Fixed pipes and valves having only two rotations in Factorio 0.15.10
  • 3.0.1 - 2017/04/26 - Pipes now have HD option
  • 3.0.0 - 2017/04/26 - Release for Factorio 0.15, removed express pump as no longer necessary
  • 2.1.4 - 2017/02/06 - Renamed float valve to top-up valve for clarity
  • 2.1.3 - 2017/02/05 - Added float valve, allowing low-priority fluid input
  • 2.1.2 - 2016/11/01 - Pipes placed by bots from now on will no longer open a GUI on clicking, no more annoying echo and drip sounds
  • 2.1.1 - 2016/08/27 - 0.14 release, pipes now use tank prototype again thanks to bugfixes
  • 2.1.0 - 2016/08/26 - Small pump now cheaper and unlocked at game start - they're not fast enough to justify the electric motor's expense
  • 2.0.0 - 2016/06/28 - Released for 0.13