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Industrial Blast Furnace

Industrial Blast Furnace
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Industrial Blast Furnace

Name Industrial Blast Furnace
Type Machine
Max Energy 128EU/t
Tool Wrench
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod GregTech
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The Industrial Blast Furnace is a multi-block structure from GregTech, consisting of 34 Machine Casings and 1 Industrial Blast Furnace block.

Using a pick on the Industrial Blast Furnace will break it into Machine Parts. To retrieve the actual machine, a Wrench must be used.

Construction[edit]

An example Industrial Blast Furnace setup. Notice the Reinforced Machine Casings present.

Each Industrial Blast Furnace is made out of 36 blocks of machine casing in a 3x3x4 tower. In the middle there are two empty slots which are not visible to the outside. An Industrial Blast Furnace block must sit in front of the lower middle block of the structure with the side that is not fire facing away from the machine casings.

The empty middle slots can be filled with lava. This will significantly increase the thermal capacity of the Industrial Blast Furnace at the very low cost of two lava buckets.

The structure should therefore look as follows:

Note: Machine casing types can vary in the one structure. For example when upgrading to Reinforced Machine casings, not all of the standard casings need be replaced at once.

It is also possible to create an industrial blast furnace with four furnace blocks using the same casing structure. Simply attach one to each face in the standard configuration.

Energy[edit]

The Industrial Blast Furnace needs exactly 128 EU/t to operate. Unlike most other IC2 machines, the Industrial Blast Furnace does not have an internal EU Storage, therefore it has to constantly be supplied with 128 EU/t.

If the machine receives below 128 EU/t, all progress on the current item is reset and the energy that went into it is wasted. It is recommended to have a dedicated MFE for a constant power supply and to make sure there is always enough EU stored to output the required 128EU/t. An EU-Splitter Cable can be used to control the EU flow. Note that if you run out of power but continue generating less than 128EU/t, the machine will continue to consume power but make no progress, so you should cut the power line until you have enough power for the operation again.

An alternative option would be to use a Lithium Battery Upgrade on the machine adding 100,000 EU of storage per upgrade.

GUI[edit]

The GUI of the Industrial Blast Furnace will only become accessible if the block is connected to the structure. The very left bar illustrates the Industrial Blast Furnace's structure layers and how it must be built. Next to it, there are two input slots (indicated by the fire) and two output slots. The upper input slot is the primary input while the bottom one is secondary. Some recipes use the second slot as a catalyst, which can be either Coal Dust or Calcium Carbonate Cells.

The main product will be shown in the first output slot. The second output slot is used for by-products, which is usually either Empty Cells or Dark Ashes (although Galena Dust uses the second slot for Lead Ingots).

Note that when an item begins to process, it immediately disappears (if more than one item was in there, the stack size will decrease by 1 immediately). If progress on the item is reset due to insufficient power (or no power), the item will not reappear. Picking up the Industrial Blast Furnace does not drop the item (the item is destroyed). As such, if you run out of power, you should cut the power line to the Blast Furnace until you have enough power to start the process over again.

Thermal Capacity[edit]

The types of Ores that can be smelted in the Industrial Blast Furnace depend on the furnace's thermal capacity. The thermal capacity is influenced by the type of Machine Casing used in the structure. Adding lava source blocks in the two middle empty spaces will increase the furnace's thermal capacity by 500. This table illustrates the heat capacity changes caused by various types of Machine Casings.

Depending on GregTech version, different setups can be used.

In older versions[edit]

With 3000, the Hot Tungstensteel Ingot requires the highest heat capacity. Building an Industrial Blast Furnace structure entirely out of Advanced Machine Casings would be a waste of resources. A more cost-efficient setup would consist of 18 Reinforced Machine Casings + 16 Advanced Machine Casings + two lava source blocks, which would bring the heat capacity exactly up to 3000.

Machine Casing Heat Capacity Per casing Total (34) Total with lava in the middle
Standard Machine Casing 30 1020 1520 (enough for Silicon Plate and Titanium Ingot)
Reinforced Machine Casing 50 1700 2200 (enough for Aluminium Ingot and Chrome Ingot)
Advanced Machine Casing 100 3400 3900 (enough for Tungsten Ingot and Hot Tungstensteel Ingot)

There are three distinct break points for heat capacity:

  • 1700, enough for anything but Tungsten and Hot Tungstensteel : 25 standard casings + 9 reinforced casings + 2 lava
  • 2520 enough for anything but Hot Tungstensteel : 16 reinforced casings + 16 advanced casings + 2 lava
  • 3000, enough to process everything: 18 reinforced casings + 16 advanced casings + 2 lava

In newer versions (Mindcrack (8.3.0+) and Ultimate (1.1.0+))[edit]

As the heat capacity increase given by Advanced Machine Casings has been lowered, the Industrial Blast Furnace now requires 4 Kanthal Heating Coils and 4 Nichrome Heating Coils to reach a heat capacity of 3,000. Upgrading the furnace with one tier of heating coil will increase the capacity by 500, upgrading with a second tier will increase it by 1,000.

To upgrade, right click on the Industrial Blast Furnace block with four coils selected, first with Kanthal Heating Coils, then with Nichrome Heating Coils. Kanthal Heating Coils must be used first before using Nichrome Heating Coils. If other furnaces are attached to the same multiblock structure, they will not be affected by the upgrade. When an Industrial Blast Furnace block is destroyed, the coils will stay inside it.

The maximum necessary temperature of 3,000 can be reached using 24 Reinforced Machine Casings + 10 Standard Machine Casings + 2 lava + 4 Kanthal Heating Coils + 4 Nichrome Heating Coils. Advanced Machine Casings are not needed for this setup.

Machine Casing Heat Capacity Per casing
Standard Machine Casing 30
Reinforced Machine Casing 50
Advanced Machine Casing 70
Heat Capacity Allows Standard Machine Casing Reinforced Machine Casing Advanced Machine Casing Lava Kanthal Heating Coils Nichrome Heating Coils Notes
1020K Steel, Refined Iron 34 0 0 No No No Lowest possible capacity.

1500K Titanium Ingot, Pyrite Ore, Silicon Plate, Galena Dust 10 24 0 No No No Not recommended.
1520K 34 0 0 Yes No No

1700K Chrome Ingot, Aluminium Ingot 0 34 0 No No No Not recommended.
25 9 0 Yes No No
2020K 34 0 0 Yes Yes No Coils require Chrome, which requires 1700K already.

2500K Tungsten Ingot 0 19 15 Yes No No Not recommended.
10 24 0 Yes Yes No
2520 K 34 0 0 Yes Yes Yes

3000K Hot Tungstensteel Ingot 0 19 15 Yes Yes No
10 24 0 Yes Yes Yes

3880K -- 0 0 34 Yes Yes Yes Highest possible capacity. Waste of resources.

Using Advanced Machine Casings to get up to 3000K requires 3-10 times as much Chrome as using coils, but the Advanced Machine Casings can be recovered and used elsewhere.

Recipe[edit]

Electronic Circuit
Cupronickel Heating Coil
Induction Furnace
Cupronickel Heating Coil
Advanced Machine Block
Cupronickel Heating Coil
Electronic Circuit
Cupronickel Heating Coil
Induction Furnace
Industrial Blast Furnace

Resource Calculations[edit]

This table shows the amount of raw material needed to build one Industrial Blast Furnace structure when using Standard Machine Casings with standard recipes.

Resource Amount
Refined Iron 177
Rubber 126
Copper Ingot 93
Coal Dust 48
Redstone 46
Tin Ingot 12
Nickel Ingot 8
Iron Ingot 10
Furnace 2
Calculations
34 Standard Machine Casing
{
	(34/4)*6=51 Refined Iron Ingot
	(34/4)*2=17 Electronic Circuit
	{
		17*6=102 Copper Cable
		{
			(102/6)*3=51 Copper Ingot
			(102/6)*6=102 Rubber
		}

		17*2=34 Redstone Dust
		17*1=17 Refined Iron Ingot
	}

	(34/4)*1=9 Machine Block
	{
		9*8=72 Refined Iron Ingot
	}

}




1 Blast Furnace
{
	1*1=1 Advanced Machine Block
	{
		1*1=1 Machine Block
		{
			1*8=8 Refined Iron Ingot
		}

		1*2=2 Advanced Alloy
		{
			2*1=2 Mixed Metal Ingot
			{
				(2/2)*3=3 Refined Iron Ingot
				(2/2)*3=3 Bronze Ingot
					{
						(3/4)*3=3 Copper Ingot
						(3/4)*1=1 Tin Ingot
					}
				(2/2)*3=3 Tin Ingot
			}

		}

		1*2=2 Carbon Plate
		{
			2*1=2 Raw Carbon Mesh
			{
				2*2=4 Raw Carbon Fibre
				{
					4*4=16 Coal Dust
				}

			}

		}

	}

	1*2=2 Electronic Circuit
	{
		2*6=Y Copper Cable
		{
			(12/6)*3=6 Copper Ingot
			(12/6)*6=12 Rubber
		}

		2*2=4 Redstone Dust
		2*1=2 Refined Iron Ingot
	}

	1*2=2 Induction Furnace
	{
		2*7=14 Copper Ingots
		2*1=2 Electric Furnace
		{
			2*2=4 Redstone Dust
			2*1=2 Electronic Circuit
			{
				2*6=12 Copper Cable
				{
					(12/6)*3=6 Copper Ingot
					(12/6)*6=12 Rubber
				}

				2*2=4 Redstone Dust
				2*1=2 Refined Iron Ingot
			}

			2*1=2 Iron Furnace
			{
				2*5=10 Iron Ingot
				2*1=2 Stone Furnace
			}

		}

		2*1=2 Advanced Machine Block
		{
			2*1=2 Machine Block
			{
				2*8=16 Refined Iron Ingot
			}

			2*2=4 Advanced Alloy
			{
				4*1=4 Mixed Metal Ingot
				{
					(4/2)*3=6 Refined Iron Ingot
					(4/2)*3=6 Bronze Ingot
					{
						(6/4)*3=5 Copper Ingot
						(6/4)*1=2 Tin Ingot
					}

					(4/2)*3=6 Tin Ingot
				}

			}

			2*2=4 Carbon Plate
			{
				4*1=4 Raw Carbon Mesh
				{
					4*2=8 Raw Carbon Fibre
					{
						8*4=32 Coal Dust
					}

				}

			}

		}

	}

	1*4=4 Cupronickel Heating Coil
	{
		2*4=8 Copper Ingot
		2*4=8 Nickel Ingot
	}

}

Usage[edit]

Ingredients Results Heat Capacity required EU required
Iron Ore and Calcium Carbonate Cell 3 Refined Iron and Empty Cell 1,000 K 12,800 EU
Steel Dust Steel Ingot 1,000 K 12,800 EU
Refined Iron and 2 Coal Dust Steel Ingot and 2 Dark Ashes 1,000 K 64,000 EU
2 Galena Dust Silver Ingot and Lead Ingot 1,500 K 2,560 EU
Pyrite Ore and Calcium Carbonate Cell 2 Refined Iron and Empty Cell 1,500 K 12,800 EU
Titanium Dust Titanium Ingot 1,500 K 128,000 EU
2 Silicon Cell 1 Silicon Plate and 2 Empty Cells 1,500 K 128,000 EU
Aluminium Dust Aluminium Ingot 1,700 K 25,600 EU
Chrome Dust Chrome Ingot 1,700 K 102,400 EU
Tungsten Dust Tungsten Ingot 2,500 K 256,000 EU
Tungsten Ingot and Steel Ingot 2 Hot Tungstensteel Ingot and 4 Dark Ashes 3,000 K 256,000 EU

Video[edit]