SMRs

by dorfl

Small modular nuclear reactors designed to be deployed off-grid at remote sites. SMRs are manufactured as sealed units with a fixed energy capacity, including both fuel and generator components. This means they can be quickly setup anywhere but once depleted must be returned to base for refurbishment.

1 year, 7 months ago
0.17 - 1.1
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Owner:
dorfl
Source:
N/A
Homepage:
https://gitlab.com/aerosuidae/smr
License:
MIT
Created:
2 years ago
Latest Version:
0.3.0 (1 year, 7 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.17 - 1.1
Downloaded:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_modular_reactor

https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=74435

Pros

  • Small footprint, quick and easy to deploy in the wilderness
  • High energy density compared to solar or accumulators

Cons

  • Limited energy supply rates
  • Uranium fuel cells for life span required in advance
  • Eventually becomes depleted and must be refurbished
  • Efficiency penalty compared to running power lines from main grid

And since this is Factorio, Cons are just another person's Pros :-)

Other notes

  • 5MW 10GJ / 25MW 100GJ / 50MW 500GJ
  • Supply priority is tertiary, same as accumulators, so an SMR on the main electricty grid is like a high-capacity accumulator that can't recharge.
  • SMRs retain fuel level if picked up and moved. Fuel reserve is visible as a health bar when in an inventory.
  • Current fuel level can be read by the circuit network, like an accumulator.