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===== Welding Fuel =====
 
===== Welding Fuel =====
''See the'' '''''Gas Mixing''''' ''tutorial for more information.''
 
 
Your [[Welding Torch|welding torch]] runs on a pressurized fuel canister consisting of 1 part oxygen to 2 parts hydrogen gas. In fact, all fuel in Stationeers is made using this mix. Remember that when we smelt in the furnace it uses 1 oxite ice to 2 volatile ice. The longer that the welding torch is running the more fuel is used. Usually, welding torch fuel will start to run out for the first time around this stage of the game, so it's important to be able to create more fuel soon. If you run out of fuel before creating a steady supply of more fuel, it can be difficult to recover.
 
 
In general, we need the following:
 
1. Someplace to produce the gases
 
2. Someplace to store produced gases
 
3. A gas mixer
 
4. A pressure regulator
 
5. A canister storage slot to be able to place our fuel tank
 
 
Find a place to set up your fuel creation station. In general, a 2x3 or 3x3 platform outside works well. Also, take care to make sure that your creation station does not get too hot if you do build it indoors. Fuel can explode over around 32 degrees celsius. We can collect hydrogen from [[Ice (Volatiles)|volatiles]] in an ice crusher, and oxygen from [[Ice (Oxite)|oxite]] in an ice crusher as well. Alternatively, on Mars, there is a small amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. There, we can use only one ice crusher for Hydrogen and use a [[Kit (Atmospherics) Filtration|filtration]] system to filter oxygen from the air using a small amount of power.
 
 
For the ice crusher, set up a new ice crusher on the platform and connect a gas pipe to the top output pipe to collect the gases from the ice. This is very similar to the water setup except using the top output instead of the bottom output. When the ice crusher is turned on and ice is inserted into the input slot, the ice crusher will convert the ice to gas and pump it into the connected pipes. If using the filter approach, create an atmospherics kit, two passive vents, and two small oxygen filters in the hydraulic pipe bender. Cycle the atomospherics kit to the filtration unit, and place it down on the platform. The filtration unit has five slots, an input pipe, a filtered output pipe, an unfiltered output pipe, and two filter inserts. Add a passive vent to the input pipe and to the unfiltered output pipe - you may have to space them a pipe's length away from the filtration system for them to fit. Connect a  pipe to the filtered output pipe and place your two oxygen filters into the filter slots. When powered on, the filtration unit will suck atmosphere through the passive vent, pass it through the filters, and continue oxygen down the pipe while releasing all of the other gases like carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere.
 
 
Now that we have a method of producing our gases, we can store them permanently inside of some tanks. Create either a [[Portable Tank|portable tank]] with a [[Tank Connector|tank connector]] or a [[Tank|small tank]] for each gas to store your gases. The amount of gas that can be stored in either tank is several times larger than what we need for our fuel, so either size will do. If using the portable tanks, place the connector down, then drag the portable tank onto the connector, and use your wrench to attach them. If using the regular tanks, simply place them down on the platform. In either case, connect the pipes from your gas creation systems to the tanks, making sure not to connect the two pipe networks. The tanks will equalize pressure with the piping system, allowing for several MPa of storage.
 
 
Next, create a [[Pipe Gas Mixer|gas mixer]], [[Pressure Regulator|pressure regulator]], and [[Gas Tank Storage|canister storage]] in the hydraulic pipe bender. Place the gas mixer on the platform and connect the oxygen and hydrogen gas pipe networks to the two input slots. Without powering it on, click on different parts of the wheel to adjust the ratio of the gas mixer to 34% oxygen and 66% hydrogen. Input 1 is in line with the output pipe while input 2 is to the side of the mixer. Next, build a pipe off the output pipe of the gas mixer into a pressure regulator. Again, use the wheel to adjust the desired pressure to 1950kPa. Finally, connect the pressure regulator to the canister storage. Now, when we turn on all of the machines, oxygen and hydrogen will flow from their respective storage tanks, through the gas mixer to produce a fuel mix, and then be pumped into an awaiting canister until it reaches 1950kPa.
 
 
Whenever more fuel is needed, ensure that you have enough oxygen and hydrogen to produce 1950kPa of fuel, then remove your fuel canister from the welding torch and place it into the storage receptacle. Turn on the gas mixer and pressure regulator, and wait until your canister is full. Then turn everything off, and you can remove your canister and insert it back into the welding torch. You can use your tablet with the atmospherics chip to ensure that your canister is at the right pressure, and that the mix is at the correct ratios.
 
 
Note that the gas mixer relies on the two gases being the same temperature. If you have your oxygen much colder than your hydrogen, for example, you'll find that the output ratio is not the same as what you set on your gas mixer. Practically, this just means that you should wait until your gas tanks are at the same temperature before mixing so you don't have an incorrect fuel mix. However, your welding torch will still operate with an improper ratio, just less effectively. As a last consideration, even though 1950kPa is well below the maximum limit of how much fuel your welding torch canister can hold, consider the downsides of carrying several atmospheres of explosive fuel around everywhere you go before increasing the pressure.
 
  
 
==== Air ====
 
==== Air ====

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