Tutorial:Setting up Fuel Power

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This page serves to go more in depth on the creation and use of Fuel as a power source.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Fuel Power is unlocked at Tier 6 - Expanded Power Infrastructure

  • Once unlocked, you can begin to follow the following stages.

The first and second stage use the base Fuel recipe, with no alternates

  • The following stages use Turbofuel, which can only be acquired through researching Hard Drives, and unlocking the Turbofuel and Compacted Coal Recipes to start.
    • Later, more complicated alternate recipes will also need to be unlocked.

Stage 1[edit | edit source]

Note: Always keep in mind the Pipeline throughput limit, 300 m3/min for Mk.1 and 600 m3/min for Mk.2

  1. Acquire 300 m3/min of Crude Oil (which is two impure Oil Extractors at 250%, one normal at 250% or one pure at 125%).
  2. Split the output of the Extractor and feed it to 5 Refineries.
  3. Merge the fluid output of all the Refineries into a single Pipe, then split it to feed 13.33 Fuel Generators.
  4. A manifold arrangement (aka. in-line splitting and merging) is advised for the above setup.
  5. To deal with the Polymer Resin (this setup will produce 150/min), either sink it or refine it into Residual Rubber/Plastic. Ensure these byproducts never back up, or Fuel production will stop, which will eventually result in the generators running out of it and stopping.

This setup provides 2 000 MW of sustained power.

Stage 2[edit | edit source]

This stage is optional

Rather than creating a completely new refinery setup to package fuel, you can tap into some of your fuel production to create an overflow pipe to package the excess Fuel. These steps will use the previous stage's Fuel production as an example. This stage will be using an overflow method to function. As your power consumption rises, this factory will produce less packaged fuel, as the fuel will be filling your generators first.

  1. Deconstruct one of your Fuel Refineries at the very end of the pipeline that is supplying them with Fuel
  2. At the end of this Fuel Generator line, stack 5 Stackable Pipeline Supports and connect the Pipe through the topmost support. This introduces a head lift of 10 meters.
  3. Connect the other end of this pipeline to your Packagers.
  4. Connect the Packager(s) outputs to a storage system, with a Smart Splitter creating an overflow line that can connect to an AWESOME Sink.

This setup produces Packaged Fuel that is directly connected to the amount of excess Fuel you have.

Stage 3[edit | edit source]

  1. Unlock the "Compacted Coal" and "Turbofuel" alternate recipes by scanning Hard Drives in the M.A.M.
  2. Mine 133.33 Coal and Sulfur/min and process it into Compacted Coal using 5.33 Assemblers.
  3. From the output of 5 Refineries creating Fuel at maximum production, combine it with the Compacted Coal to make 166.67 m3 Turbofuel/min by using 8.89 Refineries.
  4. Split the Turbofuel into 37 Fuel Generators.

This setup provides 5 550 MW of sustained power. The total power consumption of all necessary buildings for the Turbofuel production is about 550 MW.

Stage 4[edit | edit source]

  1. Unlock the "Heavy Oil Residue" and "Diluted Packaged Fuel" alternate recipes.
  2. Make Heavy Oil Residue using 10 Refineries.
  3. Sink or process the byproduct - 200 Polymer Resin/min.
  4. Use 6.67 Water Extractors to get 800 m3 of Water per minute and package it (using Empty Canisters, which are recycled, see point 7) in 13.33 Packagers to make Packaged Water (800/min).
  5. Process the Packaged Water and Heavy Oil Residue in 13.33 Refineries to make Packaged Fuel using the Diluted Packaged Fuel alternate recipe (800/min).
  6. Unpackage the Packaged Fuel in 13.33 Packagers (800 m3/min).
  7. Recycle the Empty Canisters to package the Water (in point 4).
  8. Split the fuel into 53.33 Fuel Generators.

This setup provides 8 000 MW of sustained power. The total power consumption of all necessary building for the Fuel production is less that 2 000 MW.

Stage 5[edit | edit source]

  1. Unlock the "Compacted Coal", "Turbo Heavy Fuel" and "Heavy Oil Residue" alternate recipes.
  2. Just like in stage 4, use 10 Refineries to produce Heavy Oil Residue (400 m3/min) and process the Polymer Resin byproduct (200/min).
  3. Mine 320 Coal and Sulfur/min and process it into Compacted Coal using 12.80 Assemblers (320/min).
  4. Combine the Heavy Oil Residue with the Compacted Coal to make 320 m3 Turbofuel per minute in 10.67 Refineries.
  5. Split the Turbofuel into 71.11 Fuel Generators.

This setup provides 10 666.67 MW of sustained power. The total power consumption of all necessary buildings for the Turbofuel production is less than 1 000 MW.

Stage 6[edit | edit source]

  1. Unlock the "Heavy Oil Residue", "Diluted Packaged Fuel", "Compacted Coal" and "Turbofuel" alternate recipes.
  2. Acquire 300 m3/min of Crude Oil per minute (just as in stage 1).
  3. Just like in stages 4 and 5, use 10 Refineries to produce Heavy Oil Residue (400 m3/min) and process the Polymer Resin byproduct (200/min).
  4. Use 6.67 Water Extractors to extract 800 m3 of Water per minute and package it in 13.33 Packagers to make Packaged Water (800/min).
  5. Process the Packaged Water and Heavy Oil Residue in 13.33 Refineries to make Packaged Fuel using the Diluted Packaged Fuel alternate recipe (800/min).
  6. Unpackage the Packaged Fuel in 13.33 Packagers (800 m3/min).
  7. Recycle the Empty Canisters to package the Water (in point 4).
  8. Mine 533.33 Coal and Sulfur/min and process it into Compacted Coal using 21.33 Assemblers (533.33/min).
  9. Combine the Compacted Coal and Fuel in 35.56 Refineries into Turbofuel (666.67 m3/min).
  10. Split the Turbofuel into 148.14 Fuel Generators.

This setup provides 22 221 MW of sustained power. The total power consumption of all necessary buildings for the Turbofuel production is less than 3 000 MW.