jakalth Posted October 12, 2013 Share Posted October 12, 2013 This is a compilation of info figured out by several different people on the forums. I'll try to update any errors I might have made. The Original thread that started all this can be found: HERE. It still has a lot of useful information and examples. Lets start out with a collection of tips and tricks for generating power using atomic science in Tekkit. Part 1: Overview and block info. Atomic science is not for the feint of heart, or the lacking of resources. Many things in atomic science require rather large amounts of resources. But, for those patient enough and/or wealthy enough, it can be a worthwhile investment. Main power generation comes in the form of 2 reactors and a rather novelty block: Fission reactor. This block creates heat using atomic fission from Fissile Fuel Cells. It's a pocket sized nuclear reactor. Beware though, if it gets too hot, it will explode dumping radiation about and destroying a fairly large area. But help arrives in the form of the thermometer block and control rod. These two, when used with the fission reactor, help control the reactors heat, preventing an explosion. To generate power with this reactor, you need to place it in the middle of a 1 block high area of water. The reactor will heat water that is two blocks away from it in a square shape. So a 5x5 area of water. Remember this when making a fission reactor setup. The thermometer only monitors the reactors temperature if placed in contact with the reactor it's self. The control rod acts to slow down the reactor, but only when it is touching the side of the reactor. below or above does not slow down the reactor. Fusion reactor. This blocks creates plasma from Deuterium Cells. The plasma can destroy anything other then the electromagnets included in the mod, and one or two other blocks, even destroying the reactor if it isn't shielded with magnets. The plasma needs to be channeled through electromagnets to generate heat to heat up water for steam. Since the plasma is a liquid, the area it flows in should be created accordingly, with a 1 block high area for the plasma to flow through. Other then the plasma being extremely dangerous, this reactor is much simpler to operate, but a LOT more expensive to build. Fulmination Chamber. This block is more of an explosives toy then a true power generator. These blocks turn the force of an explosion into power. all designs need to have water in the bottom of them to prevent the wiring attached to them from being destroyed. The larger the build, the more power you get from a given explosion, up to about a 9x9x9 box. Note: the amount of energy generated from the fulmination generator does not equal the energy and resources used to create the explosives. One exception is the creeper spawner powered generator, which just needs a way to get the creepers to explode. There are a couple blocks of not here as well: Electromagnet. When directly exposed to plasma, it will heat a block of water touching any of its sides. The heated water generates steam that can be collected to generate power. Electromagnet Glass. When exposed to plasma, it does nothing. All it does is give you a viewing area to see the plasma inside a reactor setup. Reactor Turbine. Generates power from steam. It can accept steam only from the bottom and only outputs power from the top. The steam can come from placing the turbine directly over a heated steam generating water source, or by piping steam in via liquaduct or waterproof pipes. By default, reactor turbines can not be stacked. Steam Funnel. Collects steam from directly below it, and moves it strait up. Steam funnels can be stacked as high as you like. They can only output steam into waterproof pipes, liquaducts, or another steam funnel. The liquaducts need to be set to extract mode and activated with a redstone signal making a build using steam funnels a little more complex. When hooked up to liquaducts, and probably also to waterproof pipes, steam funnels seem to have a nearly limitless internal buffer allowing them to store the surplus steam generated by the reactor until it can be transferred into the liquaduct. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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