Ore Washing Plant
|Ore Washing Plant|
|Liquid Storage||8000 mB|
|Max EU Input||32 EU/t (LV)|
|EU Use||16 EU/t|
|EU Per Operation||8000|
|EU Storage||16000 EU|
|Operation Length||25 Seconds|
Wishing that you can have more ingots for less ore? Well, wish fulfilled! Introducing the brand new shiny Ore Washing Plant! It can "wash" your crushed ores and purify them (similar to the thermal centrifuge)! You will know why this can increase your ore output rate later down the line.
See: Crafting Guide
To use the ore washing plant, there are several requirements that it needs. Here are the following things that you need before you start:
- Constant supply of energy with no EUP greater than 32 EU.
- Steady stream of water via pumps or water brought in through containers.
- Your crushed ores.
- And, patience. It takes time to purify those ores!
After the purifying process, you should see that you have the purified crushed ore, some stone dust and a tiny pile of that ore you purify. Now, this tiny pile of purified ore is the secret to more ingots. 9 pieces of that tiny pile of ore in a crafting table leads to a regular dust of the ore that you purified. Take that and smelt it in the furnace.
So, 9 iron ore that is first macerated into 18 crushed iron ore then washed will become 18 purified crushed iron ore, 36 tiny piles of iron dust, and 18 stone dust. Which results to 22 iron bars which is 4 more and a total of 13 more than standard smelting but at an extreme energy cost. Smelting 9 iron ore in an electric furnace takes 3510 EU, if you macerate it first it takes 12,420 EU, (5400 Macerator + 7020 Electric Furnace), and finally it takes 157,980 EU, (5400 Macerator + 144000 Wash + 8580 Electric Furnace)! That is a 145,560 EU increase for 4 iron! If you have seemly unlimited power then it makes sense but until then the 4 extra iron might not be worth the cost.
For long work without overflow you need 10 ore washing plants per 3 macerators.