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Nuclear Fuel Rod

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Disambig.png This article is about Nuclear Fuel Rod, not to be confused with Fuels
Nuclear Fuel Rod
Nuclear Fuel Rod temp.png
Nuclear Fuel Rods are made from Uranium and used as fuel in the Nuclear Power Plant.
Category Fuels
Stage Expansion
Stack Size 50
Energy (MJ) 750000
Stack Energy (MJ) 37500000
Burn Time 5m
Stack Burn Time 4h 10m
Crafted In Manufacturer
Crafting Time 2m 30s
Pieces Made 1
Uranium Cell.png
Encased Industrial Beam.png
Electromagnetic Control Rod.png
Resources breakdown [Expand]
25 ×  Uranium Cell
113 ×  Uranium
23 ×  Concrete
68 ×  Limestone
3 ×  Encased Industrial Beam
15 ×  Concrete
45 ×  Limestone
12 ×  Steel Beam
36 ×  Steel Ingot
54 ×  Iron Ore
54 ×  Coal
5 ×  Electromagnetic Control Rod
15 ×  Stator
150 ×  Wire
50 ×  Copper Ingot
50 ×  Copper Ore
45 ×  Steel Pipe
45 ×  Steel Ingot
68 ×  Iron Ore
68 ×  Coal
10 ×  A.I. Limiter
20 ×  Circuit Board
120 ×  Wire
40 ×  Copper Ingot
40 ×  Copper Ore
60 ×  Plastic
80 ×  Crude Oil
180 ×  Quickwire
45 ×  Caterium Ingot
135 ×  Caterium Ore
Total Base Ingredients
80 ×  Crude Oil
90 ×  Copper Ore
113 ×  Uranium
135 ×  Caterium Ore
122 ×  Iron Ore
113 ×  Limestone
122 ×  Coal

Nuclear Fuel Rods are used as fuel in the Nuclear Power Plant at a rate of 1 rod every 5 minutes. They are turned into Nuclear Waste throughout the burning process. They give off strong radiation. A fuel rod has a fuel value of 750GJ.

Nuclear Fuel Rods can be used as fuel in vehicles without producing any waste. Although it does make the vehicle in question radioactive. (Riding in a radioactive vehicle causes no damage to the player)

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Note: the crafting process of this item is not available in the Craft Bench, only in the Manufacturer. This is probably due to the radiation.

IngredientsTime (s)Product
25 ×  Uranium Cell 150 1 ×  Nuclear Fuel Rod
3 ×  Encased Industrial Beam
5 ×  Electromagnetic Control Rod
50 ×  Uranium Cell 300 3 ×  Nuclear Fuel Rod alt
10 ×  Electromagnetic Control Rod
3 ×  Crystal Oscillator
6 ×  Beacon
Input Buildings Ingredients Building Product
1 ×  Assembler  Uranium Cell  (10/min)  Manufacturer 0.4/min  Nuclear Fuel Rod
0.3 ×  Assembler  Encased Industrial Beam  (1.2/min)
1 ×  Assembler  Electromagnetic Control Rod  (2/min)
1 ×  Assembler  Uranium Cell  (10/min)  Manufacturer 0.6/min  Nuclear Fuel Rod alt
1 ×  Assembler  Electromagnetic Control Rod  (2/min)
0.32 ×  Manufacturer  Crystal Oscillator  (0.6/min)
0.16 ×  Manufacturer  Beacon  (1.2/min)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There are 3 known normal Uranium nodes. Each node with a Miner Mk3, overclocked to 250% and using a Conveyor Belt Mk5 or higher can produce 600/min Uranium ore or a total of 1,800/min. Using the alternative recipe, this can be used to produce 1,400/min of Uranium Cell. Using the alternative recipe, this can in turn be used to produce 84/min Nuclear Fuel Rods. Since each rod 'burns' for 5 min at full power, the rods can thus sustain 420 Nuclear Power Plants, which combined will produce 1,050,000 MW (or 1.05 TW) of power. Now your only problem is actually finding a use for that much power, finding a place for putting that many power plants, and dealing with the 2,100/min Nuclear Waste (a full Industrial Storage Container in 11.42857 minutes). However, all of the power plants would have to be active simultaneously to produce that much waste.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Used to craft

Gallery[edit | edit source]