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Big Reactors/Highest Power Data
This page lists the highest rated unattended turbine in terms of energy output per tick for each coil material, so that players can construct the most efficient turbine for the best coil material they can obtain.
The data is broken up into two sections: High Speed turbines that operate at ~1,840 RPM, and Unlimited Speed turbines that are not restricted to a certain speed and consume 2,000 mB/t of steam. The mod developer has suggested that in the future turbines operating above 2,000 RPM will explode.
All values on this page are approximations.
Optimal Unattended Enderium Designs
Note: This guide was written before Ludicrite was added to the game. Ludicrite is now the best material. For instance, a turbine spinning at a suboptimal 1781 RPM (using 32 blocks of Ludicrite) generates 28050 RF.
All optimal end game designs use 37 Enderium coil blocks (3 blocks short of 5 full rings) with a supply of 2,000mB/t of steam.
Note: only includes designs with a constant rotor speed.
Dimensions include turbine housing blocks. Height is the axis with the rotor shaft. Amount of Cyanite does not include that needed by fluid ports, controllers, power ports, etc. because that amount is independent of turbine dimensions.
|Width||Height||Cyanite||Total Vol.||Empty Vol.||RPM||RF/t||RF/t/m³||RF/t/cyan||Comment|
|5||27||547||675||83||1,797.4||24,077||35.67||44||Highest energy per cubic metre.|
|7||17||529||833||243||1,797.4||24,077||28.9||45.5||Highest energy per cyanite ingot.|
|13||11||739||1,859||963||1,797.4||24,077||12.95||32.5||Highest energy per height.|
The first example above with the highest energy per cubic metre needs:
- 80 Turbine Rotor Blades
- 25 Turbine Rotor Shafts
- 37 Enderium Blocks
- 132 Turbine Housing
~ 312 Turbine Glass
- 1 each: Turbine Power Port, Turbine Controller, Turbine Rotor Bearing
- at least 2 Turbine Fluid Ports (1 input and 1 output)
(edit: properly adjusted requirements)
Using the most space efficient design, each turbine block consumes ~3 mB of steam and produces 35.67 RF per tick = ~12 RF/t/mB/m³. Mekanism 9 (available for Minecraft 1.7.10+) now produces even more power, and for a cheaper, faster, and smaller setup.
Optimal Ultra High Speed Endgame Designs
Optimal Ultra High Speed endgame turbines consists of Enderium, platinum or sometimes ludicrite blocks to get a high efficiency, but keep the amount of these materials low for save on materials and consequently increasing the turbine's operation speed. Always leave 1 meter of space between the lowest Turbine Rotor Blade and the highest coil, this will reduce drag on the rotor and give you maximum efficiency. Do note that these turbines start up slower the higher designed speed it has, so build turbine that runs on less than 3,600 RPM if one wants quick power. Also the mod author will make the turbine explode above 2,000 RPM in a future update, when the update occurs all the turbines already operating above that speed will be deactivated and their speed reset to 0. Don't be foolish and start them up again!
As a reference, the 1,800 RPM optimal end game turbine design consists of 37 Enderium blocks and generate 24,077 RF/t at 2,000 steam mB/t. All turbines below contain 80 turbine rotor blades, as their steam intake is 2,000 mB/t. A good 2,700 RPM design consists of 25 Enderium blocks and 2 platinum blocks. It should generate about the same amount of power as turbines of 1,800 RPM designs mentioned above, due to platinum and Enderium blocks having the same efficiency. A 3,600 RPM design includes 16 Enderium blocks and 3 platinum blocks. It should also generate about the same amount of power as the 1,800 RPM optimal turbines. Materials used to build higher speed turbines can be easily calculated. A platinum block should count as 5/6 Enderium blocks in the calculation. If you want to build a 9,000 RPM turbine, for example, it is 5×1,800 RPM so the turbine should have 37/5 Enderium blocks which approximate to 7 blocks (Always round down: If you round down and the turbine is spinning faster than expected, lower steam intake a little). Therefore, 4 Enderium blocks and 4 platinum blocks should be used in the turbine.
Ludicrite block turbines are ludicrous. By using only 4 blocks of Ludicrite as the coil material and using a minimum of 76 blades, setting the fluid intake to 1918 mB/t will make the turbine reach 13,478.1 RPM and generate 26,531 RF/t. It is even better than a optimal 1,800 RPM design and is much cheaper.
Optimal Ultra High Speed Turbines (> 2,000 RPM)
- Usually operate above 2000 RPM, except for the highest tier materials.
- Built with exactly 80 rotor blades.
- They use the maximum of 2000 mB/t of steam.
Optimal High Speed Turbines (1840 RPM)
- All optimal high speed turbines operate at 1840 RPM.
- Built with exactly 49 coil blocks. That's 1 more than 6 complete rings.
- They use between 1800 and 2000 mB/t of steam.
- Longer turbines are marginally more efficient.
Enderium, Titanium, Platinum, Celengil, etc. are listed here for comparison. Although they operate at under 2000 RPM they behave like Ultra High Speed turbines. See above for the construction of their optimal designs.