Liquids can only exist inside pipes and certain buildings, meaning they cannot be carried by the player, moved using inserters, dropped on the ground, or even dumped in a lake. They are counted in continuous fractions, rather than discrete integers. Liquids can be silently destroyed by removing buildings or pipes, mixing types of liquid, or at the input of a steam engine.
|Used in creating electricity and used in combination with other liquids.|
|Extracted from Oil Fields by Pumpjacks and can be converted to Petroleum Gas, Light Oil, and Heavy Oil.|
|Converted from Crude Oil. Used to create various items.|
|Converted from Crude Oil. Used to create various items. Can be converted into Petroleum Gas.|
|Converted from Crude Oil. Can be converted to Light Oil and Lubricant.|
|Converted from Sulfur, Iron Plates, and Water. Can be used to create various items.|
|Converted from Heavy Oil. Used mainly to create Express transport belts and Engines.|
|Converts Crude oil into Heavy oil, Light oil, and Petroleum gas.|
|Changes liquid to other forms as well as crafting some recipes that require liquids.|
|Extracts Crude oil from Oil fields.|
|When fueled increases the temperature of water flowing through.|
|Uses heated water to generate electricity.|
Piping is the most common way to move liquids in factorio.
Key entities used in piping and general liquid/gas handling:
|Used to direct the flow of water.|
|Used to cross other pipes or belts.|
|Stores liquids for later use.|
|Provides Water extracted from a lake.|
|Moves fluids from its input to its output when powered and prevents the opposite from happening always.|
Pressure and throughput
Liquid will move in pipes from high pressure to low pressure. The pressure of a liquid in a pipe can be seen through the pipe window. A pipe with high pressure will show itself nearly full, a pipe with low pressure will show a small trickle of the liquid.
- Main article: Liquids/Pipe physics
All types of liquid have the same properties, like their fluidity, density, and heat capacity.
Using water to generate power
Liquids can be used to generate power.
- Main article: Oil processing
- "Fluids" is the proper term for the concept this article is about, as it explains the properties and uses of both liquids and gases.