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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002242Industrial-Craft²nuclear reactor and anything associatedpublic2018-01-17 18:28
ReporterRaibo Assigned ToChocohead  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS Version7
Fixed in VersionBuilds for MC 1.12.x 
Summary0002242: Distilled water slowly diappears from Boiler-Turbine-Condenser system
DescriptionSteam boiler will eventually explode when used, because less distilled water returns from condenser and 2 turbines than boiled and eventually no water remains.
Steps To Reproduce1) Put a steam boiler, heat it up with 200 HU/t. Set 221 bar and 1 mB output, so that it makes superheated steam.
2) Input 1000 mB distilled water into the boiler.
3) Put 2 steam turbines and a condenser on top of the boiler, insert steam turbines and fluid ejector upgrades (facing bottom).
4) You got a stable system, turbines work, water travels down to the boiler.
5) Wait some 5-10 minutes to see less water in the boiler, wait about an hour and no water remains, the boiler explodes.
Tags1.11.2, industrialcraft-2-2.7.77-ex111
Minecraft Version1.11.2



2017-07-30 13:10


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2017-08-02 00:47

developer   ~0005406

This always used to be a concern, but it sounds like it might be draining out much faster than it used to. I'll take a look to see if the changes in 69 have broken something.


2017-08-04 19:05

reporter   ~0005408

Just can't stop thinking. Was it ment to slowly drain?
And if so, is there a way to maintain water in the system without regular attention?

Or was it ment to be stable thing without headache?


2017-08-04 23:55

developer   ~0005409

It should be stable, there's no real reason for water loss, especially with the additional complication it adds having to try and boost the water levels periodically. It's most likely a rounding error causing some water to be lost as it's moved about.


2017-08-05 09:33

reporter   ~0005410

I checked some stuff, and thats what I found out (you might knew all this, but still).

1) Steam boiler does it's job just fine. 1000 mb of water became accurately 100000 mb of steam stored in tanks, no problem.

2) When I tried to input some big amount of steam into a condenser, it turned out that if you input more steam to a condenser, than it can handle, steam just disappears. (I placed fluid regulator next to a condenser and inserted 2200 cells of steam with 1000mb/tick speed, tank next to the condenser contained only 14 600 mb of expected 22 000 mb of water). But it does not affect real steam boilers obviously.

3) The whole problem seems to be with the condenser. I inserted carefully (400 mb/tick) 2200 cells of steam into the condenser (with 4 vents, if it matters). It was 21 900 mb of water in the tank. The progress bar in the condenser was about 88%.

It seems to me, that the problem is with the process behind that progress bar. The way it works.
It accepts steam into account faster, than it should be. Thats where the rounding problem is.

I suggest reworking condenser to be more like fluid/solid canning machine:
it waits until 1000 mb of steam appears in its tank, THEN the progress bar starts with some speed depending on heat vents quantity (0 - 4).
When the progress bar finishes, 1000mb of steam disappears, 100mb of water appears. No rounding problem.
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2017-08-05 09:40

reporter   ~0005411

I made a little mistake in the previous comment.
10 000mb of steam should be converter into 100mb of water.


2017-09-02 17:21

developer   ~0005438

Fixed in IC2 2.8.23


2018-01-17 18:28

reporter   ~0005509

Oh man great thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-07-30 13:10 Raibo New Issue
2017-07-30 13:10 Raibo File Added: scr.jpg
2017-07-30 13:10 Raibo Tag Attached: 1.11.2
2017-07-30 13:10 Raibo Tag Attached: industrialcraft-2-2.7.77-ex111
2017-08-02 00:47 Chocohead Status new => acknowledged
2017-08-02 00:47 Chocohead Note Added: 0005406
2017-08-04 19:05 Raibo Note Added: 0005408
2017-08-04 23:55 Chocohead Note Added: 0005409
2017-08-05 09:33 Raibo File Added: scr2.jpg
2017-08-05 09:33 Raibo Note Added: 0005410
2017-08-05 09:40 Raibo Note Added: 0005411
2017-09-02 17:21 Chocohead Assigned To => Chocohead
2017-09-02 17:21 Chocohead Status acknowledged => resolved
2017-09-02 17:21 Chocohead Resolution open => fixed
2017-09-02 17:21 Chocohead Fixed in Version => Builds for MC 1.12.x
2017-09-02 17:21 Chocohead Note Added: 0005438
2018-01-17 18:28 Raibo Note Added: 0005509