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Propellant tank

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Propellant tank
Type Thruster machinery
Function Stores thruster propellant

Propellant tanks are the vessels used to store propellant, which thrusters use to produce force. They come in a variety of sizes, and are constructed of the propellant tank and two structural supports, which also provide socket access to the propellant tank itself. These support pieces also have one modular device interface per piece, and the propellant tank can also convey other resources if the tank is placed in-line with a pipe network.

  • Note! Multiple propellant tanks will automatically balance the propellant in the network between tanks, and as such in-space refueling by taking out the propellant tank is not recommended. Rather a portable custom propellant tank item (resource bridge, hardpoint piped to one support frame, and a propellant tank) is often used to quickly refuel.

Basic information

Propellant tanks do not usually require regular maintenance.
They are placed in a ship with either one or two support pieces, connected to the ship's thrusters with a pipe tool, and replaced when empty or refueled at a station.
The small, medium and large tanks hold 1, 4, and 9 million units of propellant respectively. To display data to the ship's data network, a cable must be attached as well.
Propellant tanks with propellant inside explode when damaged.

Variants

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Small Hydrogen Propellant Tank

Size 96×96×144 cm
Mass 4,638 kg
Volume 466.1 kv
Corrosion resistance
  • 360 (tank)
  • 380 (supports)
Primary material Aegisium
Input / Output

Propellant input 50,000 per second
Propellant output 50,000 per second
Propellant capacity 1,000,000

Sockets 4

Device interfaces 2
Composition (tank)

Composition (supports)

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Medium Hydrogen Propellant Tank

Size 144×144×192 cm
Mass 11,090 kg
Volume 1,125.7 kv
Corrosion resistance
  • 710 (tank)
  • 380 (supports)
Primary material Aegisium
Input / Output

Propellant input 50,000 per second
Propellant output 50,000 per second
Propellant capacity 4,000,000

Sockets 4

Device interfaces 2
Composition (tank)

Composition (supports)

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Large Hydrogen Propellant Tank

Size 192×192×288 cm
Mass 24,413 kg
Volume 2,502 kv
Corrosion resistance
  • 710 (tank)
  • 380 (supports)
Primary material Aegisium
Input / Output

Propellant input 50,000 per second
Propellant output 50,000 per second
Propellant capacity 9,000,000

Sockets 4

Device interfaces 2
Composition (tank)

Composition (supports)

Device fields

Propellant tank support

YOLOL field description range
IsOpenId Input/output field for closing/opening connectors. 0 - 1
FlowId Output field for resource amounts flowing through the network.
GasNetworkStoredResource Amount of propellant currently available in all conected containers. 0 - GasNetworkMaxResource
GasNetworkMaxResource Maximum amount of propellant that can be stored in all conected containers.

Propellant tank

YOLOL field description range
GasContainerStoredResource Amount of propellant currently available in this container. 0 - GasContainerMaxResource
GasContainerMaxResource Maximum amount of propellant that can be stored in this container.

To learn more about how to use the device fields, consult these wiki pages:

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