Nuclear Tweaks for Nicer Ratios


Tweaking the values for nuclear power to make ratios much nicer.

2 months ago
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Owner:
everything-narrative
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License:
MIT
Created:
2 months ago
Latest Version:
0.9.1 (2 months ago)
Factorio version:
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Eveything Narrative's Nuclear Tweaks for Nicer Ratios

This is a standalone mod to reduce the difficulty associated with nuclear power by making
the numbers nice and round.

The downside is a somewhat higher fuel consumption.

It contains the following changes:

  1. Nuclear reactors no longer waste fuel when at maximum temperature.
  2. Nuclear reactors produce 60 MW of power instead of 40 MW, meaning a
    single uranium fuel cell of 8GJ lasts exactly 8000 ticks, or 133⅓ seconds.
  3. All vanilla heat interfaces operate at a maximum temperature of 1015°C, which is
    exactly 1000°C above ambient temperature.
  4. The maximum temperature of steam has likewise been raised to 1015°C.
  5. Heat exchangers produce steam at 515°C, exactly 500°C above ambient temperature
    for an energy density of a round 10kJ per unit nuclear steam.
  6. Heat exchangers exchange 12MW of heat energy and 120 units of water into 120 units of 515°C steam per second.
  7. Steam turbines convert 60 units of steam per second into 6 MW of power.
  8. The neighbor bonus has been reduced to 50%, meaning each interface between two
    reactors counts as one additional reactor, rather than two.

The ratios are as follows:

Reactors Heat Exchangers Steam Turbines Offshore Pumps Power Output
1 5 10 0.5 60 MW
2 15 30 1.5 180 MW
3 25 50 2.5 300 MW
4 40 80 4 480 MW
6 65 130 6.5 780 MW
8 90 180 9 1080 MW
2 × n + 4 25 × n + 40 50 × n + 80 2.5 × n + 4 (300 × n + 480) MW