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Fuel list changelog! - See what's different in this version!
The fuel lists are now on Github! Feel free to submit pull requests to add fuels or correct errors!
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Hi!
So, this site is incredibly old now. It was first created in 2013, and has changed quite a bit since then.

While it works fine for the most part, I hate it a lot. It's very outdated.
As a developer I've learned a lot of things since I made it. And I would not make it like this now.

So, I want to ask, would you like a more modern version of the old faithful Boiler Calculator?
This version will continue to be available, but I'd like to also provide a better, more modern version.

Please fill out this survey to help me decide!
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Railcraft Boiler Calculator
In Time Simulation Mode you enter the specific time you wish the boiler to run for. It will then tell you how much fuel was used during this period in total, and if the boiler was not fully heated when starting it will tell you the portion of fuel used during heatup. In this mode heatup can only be disabled by setting "Starting Heat Level" to the maximum temperature of the selected boiler type. The time input also accepts decimals, so you can for example enter 0.5 in the "d(ays)" field to have the boiler run for half a day.
Time Simulation Mode
Show All | Solid only | Fluids only
Show Heating Process (Warning! May make the page take longer to render!)
Display Times in Ticks (Shows times in ticks instead of hours etc)
Round Energy Average - Select if you want energy average rounded to two decimals.
Fuel Per Steam Multiplier - This is a railcraft config option.
Boiler Type
Number of Tanks (Size) - Going for more than you need wasted fuel.
Starting Heat Level - Setting this to max (500 or 1000) skips the heatup in any mode.
Energy Production Report - Displays production in selected units. Unavailable in heatup mode.
Fuel: (State) Name (Max Stack size)(Heat Value)
Custom Fuel Value - Allows specifying a custom fuel value. Overrides selected fuel in Fuel menu.
d + h + m - Days + Hours + Minutes to simulate (Decimals can be used, eg 1.5 days is 1 day and 12 hours.)
Results from Time Simulation Mode:
Ran for 1 day and used a total of about 44712 units of Charcoal!
Heatup skipped.


Energy Report:
Heatup: 0 mB
Run: 1244160000 mB
Cooldown: 0 mB
Total: 1244160000 mB
Average/t: 720 mB/t
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!