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Disambig.png This article is about Uranium Fuel Rod, not to be confused with Fuels

Uranium Fuel Rods are used as fuel in the Nuclear Power Plant at a rate of 1 rod every 5 minutes, or 0.2/min. They are turned into Uranium Waste in the burning process. They give off strong radiation.

Alternatively, they can be used as vehicle fuel, without producing any Uranium Waste.

Obtaining[]

Crafting[]

Note: The crafting process of this item is not available in the Craft Bench, only in a Manufacturer.


RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Uranium Fuel Rod
50 × Encased Uranium Cell.png
Encased Uranium Cell
20 / min
3 × Encased Industrial Beam.png
Encased Industrial Beam
1.2 / min
Manufacturer
150 sec
1 × Uranium Fuel Rod.png
Uranium Fuel Rod
0.4 / min
8250 MJ/item
Tier 8 - Nuclear Power
5 × Electromagnetic Control Rod.png
Electromagnetic Control Rod
2 / min
 
Uranium Fuel Unit
Alternate
100 × Encased Uranium Cell.png
Encased Uranium Cell
20 / min
10 × Electromagnetic Control Rod.png
Electromagnetic Control Rod
2 / min
Manufacturer
300 sec
3 × Uranium Fuel Rod.png
Uranium Fuel Rod
0.6 / min
5500 MJ/item
Tier 8 - Nuclear Power
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals
3 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
0.6 / min
6 × Beacon.png
Beacon
1.2 / min

Alternate recipes analysis[]

The following shows different ways to produce 1 Uranium Fuel Rod / second, or 60 / min:
Uranium Fuel Rod alts.png

Recipe Iron
/min (WP)
Copper
/min (WP)
Limestone
/min (WP)
Coal
/min (WP)
Caterium Ore
/min (WP)
Raw Quartz
/min (WP)
Sulfur
/min (WP)
Crude Oil
m3/min (WP)
Uranium
/min (WP)
Total WP Total Energy
/item (MJ)
Space
(m2)
Building
counts
Default 2482.31
(352.70)
3475
(1204.09)
2597.14
(559.43)
2610
(844.66)
2875
(2604.17)
964.29
(918.37)
3750
(5482.46)
- 3750
(17857)
29823.01 48456.43 313879 1703.43
Unit 2240
(318.27)
2636.67
(913.61)
1071.43
(202.69)
900
(291.26)
2116.67
(1917.27)
1414.29
(1346.94)
2500
(3654.97)
140
(119.66)
2500
(11904.8)
20669.43 37974.36 248239 1338.11

Usage[]

Crafting[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Uranium Waste
1 × Uranium Fuel Rod.png
Uranium Fuel Rod
0.2 / min
1500 × Water.png
Water
300 / min
Nuclear Power Plant
300 sec
50 × Uranium Waste.png
Uranium Waste
10 / min
Tier 8 - Nuclear Power

AWESOME Sink[]

 Uranium Fuel Rod can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 44 092 points.

Trivia[]

  • There are three normal purity Uranium nodes and one impure node. Each node with a Miner Mk.3, overclocked to 250% and using a Conveyor Belt Mk.5 can produce a total of 2100/min. Using the alternative recipes, it is possible to produce 50.4/min Uranium Fuel Rods. Since each rod burns for five minutes at full power consumption, the rods can thus sustain 252 Nuclear Power Plants, which combined will produce 630,000 MW (or 630 GW) of power.
    • After subtracting the power used to run the system itself (44.5GW), the net power generated is about 585.5 GW. Cost of Miners and Extractors included. Cost of transportations such as Trains are not included.
  • Uranium Fuel Rods cannot likely be crafted via the Craft Bench due to the radiation.

Gallery[]

History[]

  • Patch 0.4.0.0:
    • Renamed from Nuclear Fuel Rod to Uranium Fuel Rod
    • Recipe changed, now requires twice as many Encased Uranium Cells
    • Radioactivity slightly reduced (60 → 50)
  • Patch 0.1.14: Made officially available

See also[]


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