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Pump.png
Pump

Machine

Pump entity.png

Recipe

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2
+
Engine unit.png
1
+
Pipe.png
1
+
Steel plate.png
1
Pump.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
2.5
+
Engine unit.png
1
+
Iron plate.png
1
+
Steel plate.png
1

Recipe

Time icon.png
2
+
Engine unit.png
1
+
Pipe.png
1
+
Steel plate.png
1
Pump.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
2.5
+
Engine unit.png
1
+
Iron plate.png
2
+
Steel plate.png
1

Health

180

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1x2

Energy consumption

30 kW (electric)

Pollution

0.12

Required technologies

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Produced by

Hand icon.png
Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png

This article is about the Pump, formerly known as the small pump. For the lake water extraction device, see offshore pump. For the oil extraction device, see pumpjack.

Overview

A Pump is a multipurpose fluid handling device which can be used to move fluids, perform flow control, prevent back-flow and load/unload trains. The pump can be seen as the inserter for liquids.

When connected to pipes on both ends of the pump and powered, the pump will transfer fluid from the source side to the output side if it will fit. This will occur even if the input side has significantly lower fluid levels.

Note that the pump can't mix different kinds of liquids.

Use as a Valve

The pump works as a controllable valve:

  • When powered, the pump will let liquids through, but only in its set direction.
  • If un-powered, the pump doesn't let anything through.
  • If the pump is powered but has a circuit condition, it will only let fluids through when the condition is met.
This can be used to control some parts of a player's factory. For example, with a single wire from a lubricant tank to a pump pumping heavy oil, you can disable cracking heavy oil -> light oil when lubricant is needed.

An example that uses some useful properties of the pump can be found on the forums.

Loading/unloading fluid wagons

Pumps can load and unload fluid wagons at train stops. When a pump is placed with one end facing a rail track and the other end connected to a pipe, it will visually change. When a fluid wagon is stopped adjacent, the pump head will connect to the top of the nearest tank and begin transferring fluids.

Throughput

Pumps can move 200 units of fluid per tick, or 12000 per second. This is further limited by the input fluid container: the pump can never move more fluid than is available. More information on pump and pipe throughput can be found on the forums

Animations and visuals

The pump has an excellent smooth animation as of version 0.15, which can be seen below.

Pipe network animation.gif

History

  • 0.15.0:
    • Graphics changed, now has a nice animation
    • Size changed to 2x1 tiles
    • Recipe changed, now requires engine units rather than electric engine units.
    • Throughput massively increased.
    • Renamed from Small Pump to Pump
  • 0.12.1:
    • Copy pasting settings now works for small pumps.
  • 0.10.0:
    • Changed collision box logic

See also