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Railcraft Boiler Fuel Calculator
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#184 - Submitted on 2016-08-05, 12:08 AM as General by faa141f0
Hey Ty for writing this calculator you are great now i can setup my factory without wasting resources
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#183 - Submitted on 2016-06-13, 08:06 PM as Suggestion by 04372bac
Biodeseil from Immersive Engineering is absent from this list, was curious if you have the data on it.
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#181 - Submitted on 2016-05-30, 12:05 AM as General by 7ae718bc
that's a really usefull tool. i enjoy it very much.
only way i can think of to improve it further would be to display a performance curve and add an easy-to-use way to compare multiple setups (and their curves)
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#179 - Submitted on 2016-05-04, 06:05 PM as General by a686b95b
Cool Calculator
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#177 - Submitted on 2016-03-06, 04:03 PM as General by 1e4b90b1
Do you have contact with CovertJaguar? If you do please can you ask him if he could make steam and creosote oil compatible with Mekanism pipes and tubes? Thanks.(I really appreciate your website, really helped with my ship design)
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#175 - Submitted on 2016-02-25, 10:02 AM as General by 18ba34d4
Doesn't work well on mobile or smaller monitors, as the sidebars overlap the center. Maybe specify a minimum width, as scrolling left/right would be better than overlapping.
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#173 - Submitted on 2016-02-24, 10:02 PM as Squished Bug by 9ba5fb76
Hi there

Super minor spelling error but when you do a heatup simulation for a boiler it says "...keep the boiler from loosing heat.", the "loosing" should be "losing". :)
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#171 - Submitted on 2015-11-16, 07:11 AM as Squished Bug by 7c13ad7b
The fuel amount boxes no longer accept decimals
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#163 - Submitted on 2015-03-21, 06:03 PM as Squished Bug by f3043886

Got a question about the amount of fuel I need. v6.17.0.0 fuellist. Got 3x3x3 HP boiler running on Biofuel. In heatup mode it says it needs 17.49 buckets to heat up (ridiculous) from 20 starting heat. In Fuel sim mode if I input 500 buckets of biofuel it says, it needs 254.97 buckets for heat up.
So, what's up?
Thank you for your answer!

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#161 - Submitted on 2015-02-06, 06:02 AM as Rejected by 2abcc12c
for charcoal / creosote calculations, is there the possibility to add how many coke ovens would be required to maintain the boiler for an indefinite cycle?
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#159 - Submitted on 2015-01-07, 05:01 PM as Question by 4f48c1f4
This calculator shows that the LP boiler is more efficient than the HP boiler is. Both at max temperatures, with 1 coal, LP produces a total of 35556mB while HP produces a total of 27826mB. Is this right?
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#157 - Submitted on 2014-11-26, 11:11 PM as Question by b00df4cc
Hey Forecaster.

Ladderff here, I corresponded with you on this thread:

I am trying to nerf heat values for forestry fuel (peat is more than coal, eg!) I tried googling this but can't figure out how to do it in the config. I even clicked your git link but am not sure what to do with those files. Any advice? Thanks,

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#156 - Submitted on 2014-08-26, 02:08 PM as General by 8606264d
Just to say that you're application is amazing and was really useful thank you!
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#155 - Submitted on 2014-04-28, 11:04 PM as Rejected by 8cd87124
add alumentum
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#154 - Submitted on 2014-04-16, 07:04 AM as General by a041d1c5
Version 8.3, 36 HP boiler, 1 day, charcoal. Heatup skipped: 44712 units used. Starting cold: 44430. Something is clearly wrong here.
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#151 - Submitted on 2014-04-14, 07:04 PM as Squished Bug by 69f703e0
Run time is displayed as 3 numbers: "Ran for 9, 12 & 33 before running out of fuel"

Tried in Chrome and IE with same results.
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#149 - Submitted on 2014-03-03, 02:03 PM as Squished Bug by 9b095fa3
When using hydrogen as a fuel in Time Simulation, I simulated for 2 days,. If I changed the tank size to a large tank, it uses less fuel. It also doesn't match what Fuel Simulation mode calculates.
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#140 - Submitted on 2013-12-27, 07:12 AM as Squished Bug by 9d25c371
In the Heatup Only Mode for v7.3.0.0 the calculator claims I will use 10.75 blocks of coal coke to heat up a cold boiler, but in the fuel simulation mode it shows an entire stack of coal coke blocks only lasting about an hour in the heatup phase before it runs out of fuel. I am fairly certain one of the calculations is off, and I think it's the heatup mode.
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#135 - Submitted on 2013-12-17, 12:12 AM as Not A Bug by c176411c
there seems to be a mismatch with fuel calculations, on doing 20k buckets of fuel for example, this lasts about 27 days according to the calculator, but raw math shows 72 days, this is with
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#133 - Submitted on 2013-12-15, 04:12 PM as General by 9d25c371
This is a very handy calculator. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this site together.
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This calculator will tell you how much fuel of a certain type is needed to heat up a cold boiler to it's maximum temperature (Heatup Only), or tell you how long it will run with the given fuel (Fuel Simulation) or finally tell you how much fuel is required to keep the boiler running a set time (Time Simulation).
A few noteworthy things:
This calculator was written by Forecaster for the Minecraft mod Railcraft by CovertJaguar, based on formulas provided by the author.
The formula for calculating fuel usage can be found on the Railcraft Wiki.
Times are directly converted from ticks, this unless your server/client always run at peak tickrate (unlikely) times will vary slightly.
Fules values are kept up to date with the latest public Railcraft release. (Fuels from other mods are kept up to date as best I can.)
If you have a question, an issue or a feature suggestion (such as a specific fuel) you can post a comment and I will reply!