Glacial Precipitator


Glacial precipitator

Have a snowball fight!

A glacial precipitator, or precipitator for short, is a machine that freezes water into snow, ice and similar items.

Obtaining

A placed glacial precipitator can be instantly picked up by dismantling it with a crescent hammer. Its configuration is preserved in the item. It can also be mined using a pickaxe, though this is quite slow.

Crafting

Upgrading

A glacial precipitator is initially at the lowest tier (basic). It can be upgraded to higher tiers using upgrade kits and conversion kits.

Usage

Processing

A glacial precipitator can be configured to produce snowballs, snow or ice. When its input tank is filled with water, the machine will start consuming Redstone Flux to produce the chosen item. Every produced item requires a certain amount of energy and water. When enough energy has been consumed for an item, the required amount of water is consumed and the output is placed in the output slot.

The amount of water and energy required depends on the chosen output:

Output Water Energy
Snowball x4 500 mB 800 RF
Snow 500 mB 800 RF
Ice 1000 mB 1600 RF

The speed at which a glacial precipitator produces items depends on how much energy it can use per tick. This in turn depends on how much power is being supplied, and on the machine’s maximum power usage. A basic precipitator has a maximum power usage of 20 RF/t. This can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier, and by installing certain augments.

Input and output

Fluids and items can enter and exit a glacial precipitator through its sides. Every side of a precipitator may correspond to its input tank, its output slot, or both at the same time.

A glacial precipitator can automatically transfer items out of any sides that directly correspond to its output slot. This is called auto-output, and occurs whenever the machine finishes processing an item, or every 32 ticks (1.6 seconds) if the machine is inactive.

Which sides correspond to which tanks/slots and whether auto-output is enabled can be configured using the Configuration tab in the machine’s GUI.

Redstone control

A glacial precipitator may be configured to respond to redstone signals. It can be in one of three modes:

Ignored
Redstone control is disabled. The precipitator works whenever possible. This is the default mode.
Low
The precipitator works when not powered. When powered, it stops working.
High
The precipitator only works when powered.

The current mode can be set using the Redstone Control tab in the machine’s GUI.

When a glacial precipitator must stop working due to a redstone signal and is still producing an item, it will finish producing that item before stopping.

Security

A glacial precipitator can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.

Redprints

A glacial precipitator’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other precipitators.

Tiers

Glacial precipitators come in six tiers.

Tier Max. power usage Augment slots Max. items per auto-output Note
Basic 20 RF/t 0 8  
Hardened 30 RF/t 1 16  
Reinforced 40 RF/t 2 28  
Signalum 50 RF/t 3 44  
Resonant 60 RF/t 4 64  
Creative 60 RF/t 4 64 Only obtainable in creative mode.

Augmentation

A glacial precipitator can have augments installed to improve certain properties or to change how it works. Augments can be installed in the Augmentation tab in a precipitator’s GUI.

Augment Installable in Description
Auxiliary Reception Coil Auxiliary Reception Coil Any machine Increases a machine's maximum power usage (speed) by 1x its base maximum power usage. However, the amount of energy required per operation is also increased. Can be installed multiple times.
Flurry Stratum Flurry Stratum Glacial Precipitator Allows for a glacial precipitator to produce two snow layers instead of one snow block.
Permafrost Compressor Permafrost Compressor Glacial Precipitator Allows for a glacial precipitator to produce packed ice instead of ice.
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