Good day, Greg, I hope you’re feeling at least a little better after all those events… I have a few questions.
First, is there a way to prioritize between two fluid inputs without using Aluminium covers? For example, I’d like my boilers to prioritize using Distilled Water returned from turbines and engines, and only then take it from the external tank. I’ve tried using the setup with two barrels on top of each other, but unfortunately it didn’t work. If possible, I’d like to avoid making a separate pipe from turbines/engines all the way to the main tank.
Second, what exactly Fluid-o-Meter shows when the value is too large to fit on its display (when it is connected to a 3x3x3 tank)?
Third, I’m not sure if this is a bug or not, but Hoppers don’t seem to respect their output stacksize limit when outputing to another hopper - a single pulse of 0 signal will make it output its whole contents. If I’ll make it output to the chest instead, it outputs the correct amount. And yes, the hopper was set to the exact stacksize.
And my fourth question is about Custom Gearboxes. Are they 100% effficient, or do they have some loss due to friction?
Because I’m trying a simple setup where I’m trying to power two Mixers with one turbine (for the Sulfuric Acid production). From my understanding it should work, but doesn’t.
Here’s my setup:
Invar Dense Burning Box (64 HU/t) + Invar Burning Box (16 HU/t)
Strong Invar Boiler (64 HU/t -> 128 S/t) + Invar Boiler (16 HU/t -> 32 S/t)
Invar Steam Turbine (160 S/t -> 53 RU/t * 66%eff ~ 35 RU/t) (I’m not even sure I should multiply by efficiency, but still…)
So, if divided by half, it should be enough to power two 16 GU/t recipes.
The Steam Turbine is facing upwards and is connected to a Custom Bronze Gearbox with vertical internal axle, and with gears on the bottom and right.
To the right of that Gearbox is another one with gears on its left and top.
Finally, on top of both Gearboxes are two mixers.
Here’s the screenshot: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/awa2jd6okb34gpk/javaw%202019-04-14%2021-22-30.png?dl=0
When I try to power this setup, I start to hear constant “I BROKE” sounds from both mixers, as if they are not getting enough power. Both of them are using 16 GU/t recipes.
Speaking of which, it would be great to have a way to measure the current output of RU/KU from the turbine/engine :).