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Fluid wagon

Fluid wagon entity.png

Recipe

Time.png
1.5
+
Iron gear wheel.png
10
+
Pipe.png
8
+
Steel plate.png
16
+
Storage tank.png
1
Fluid wagon.png
1

Total raw

Time.png
13.5
+
Iron plate.png
48
+
Steel plate.png
21

Recipe

Time.png
1.5
+
Iron gear wheel.png
10
+
Pipe.png
8
+
Steel plate.png
16
+
Storage tank.png
1
Fluid wagon.png
1

Total raw

Time.png
13.5
+
Iron plate.png
76
+
Steel plate.png
21

Map icon

Fluid wagon map icon.png

Fluid storage volume

25000

Health

600

Resistances

Acid: 3/20%
Explosion: 15/30%
Fire: 15/50%
Impact: 50/60%
Physical: 15/30%

Stack size

5

Dimensions

2×6

Mining time

0.5

Weight

1000

Prototype type

fluid-wagon

Internal name

fluid-wagon

Required technologies

Fluid wagon (research).png

Boosting technologies

Braking force (research).png

Produced by

Assembling machine 1.png
Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png
Player.png

The fluid wagon, also known as the rail tanker, is capable of transporting liquids by rail. Fluids can be pumped in and out of the wagon using a pump. Similar to cargo wagons, a locomotive is required to move the liquid wagon.

The fluid wagon consists of three tanks which by default are connected as a single unit to hold a total of 75,000 units of fluid. These tanks can be disconnected from each other to form three separate tanks holding 25k units of fluid each. This way, one fluid wagon can transport three separate fluids without mixing them together. One pump can attach to each of the three tanks.

The fluid wagon weighs three times as much as a regular cargo wagon and will need more locomotives pulling it to move at a similar speed/acceleration to non-fluid trains.

Troubleshooting

To get fluid into the fluid wagon, you need a train station with pumps.

The wagon needs to be aligned with the rail grid; do this by using the automated rail transportation train stops as train schedule destination, and a fueled locomotive.

Also make sure that the rails under the Fluid wagon are straight rails and not curved rails. The pumps will only work if the wagon is perfectly orthogonal to the grid.

History

See also