Talk:Nuclear Reactor

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Nuclear Reactor exploding

Main page mentions that Nuclear Reactor has chance of exploding, however it does not mention any clear indication of reactor going to explode nor is it cooling related or not.

It would help alot if there could be found some statistics what is chance of non cooled reactor to explode and how to make cooling that eliminates the chance of unhoped meltdown.

In addition to above MFS_Unit is very recommended to use to collect power output from Reactor.

Quote.pngWell idk the chance of explosion without water, but with water the chance is 0,0005% per frame (if i mention right)Quote.png
by Feanturi(reply)

Yeah, I could think something like that.

Also I did notice that without cooling reactor is almost certain to explode with less than one uranium used (4 fuel ingots), so running reactor without cooling is seriously unadviced unless you want to blow that place up.


I was wondering what the blast of the reactor would be, as in: how many TNT would equal it. Not I'm anxious, but just wondering, as I have never witnessed a nuclear blast.

dn5~ 21:35, 23 June 2011 (CEST)

Quote.pngNukes and reactors dont got the same explosion like TNT^^ they are "silent" :PQuote.png
by Feanturi(nukes/reactors)

Explosion Mechanics

Like nukes and TNT, does being submerged in water stop a reactor's explosion from damaging other blocks?

If so, submerging the reactor serves a dual purpose of preventing the explosion and preventing the damage.

Werewolf nr 19:10, 6 July 2011 (CEST)

Somebody said reactor evaporates nearby water after reaching certain temperature, so it a) would no longer cool it and b) would not stop the explosion --TakeruDavis 19:23, 13 October 2011 (CEST)
Quote.pngAfter reaching a certain temperature, the reactor turns water into lava... so it gets even more heat^^Quote.png
by Feanturi(Changes Water)

Once again, I would refer to "somebody said" (... it turns solid blocks into lava), but since I see you are Dev, I have to trust you. Also, havent read (on Nuclear Reactor page itself) about lava being external heat source (even though it naturally would be, game mechanics could have been different...).
I wonder about three things... 1)is this created lava collectable by buckets (= is it made of lava source blocks) and 2) does adjaced Ice block (not stack inside reactor) cool the Hull as well or does only water cool it? 3) just to clarify... it does not work with buildcraft pipe systems, does it? cause sadly, I could not connect them to reactor, while macerators, E-furnaces and other stuff was no problem... (3b-any chance you change that? )