The Basic Refinery is similar to its larger counterpart the Refinery in that it refines Ores into Ingots. However, it is limited to only refining common metals: Iron Ore, Nickel Ore, Cobalt Ore, Magnesium Ore, Silicon Ore, Scrap Metal, and Stone. The Basic Refinery is 8x smaller, requires far fewer Components to build, and needs 41% less power to run. But it is also slower (65 % speed) and produces less usable material (Only 70 % efficiency) compared to the large Refinery.
However, unlike the larger and more expensive Refinery, it has no attachment ports allowing it to be upgraded. Unless you are short on space or resources, the Basic Refinery should be used as a stepping stone to constructing the larger and (depending on its upgrade modules) more efficient Refinery.It has two inventory compartments: one that only accepts Ores (and Scrap Metal) and one that only holds Ingots. Both hold 4,000 L
Operating the Basic Refinery is similar to the Refinery. A simple example of its use is below:
|Toggle block||Turns the device on, or off.|
|Name||You can enter in your own custom name in the text box|
|Show on HUD||If there is an Antenna attached to the same grid, this device will display its position on the players HUD|
|Use Conveyor System||If "on" allows the Basic Refinery to automatically draw ores from other inventories connected to it|
|Cobalt Ore||4.615 s/kg||21%||0.217 kg/s||0.046 kg/s||21.978 s/kg||Cobalt Ingot|
|Iron Ore||0.077 s/kg||49%||13 kg/s||6.37 kg/s||0.157 s/kg||Iron Ingot|
|Magnesium Ore||0.769 s/kg||0.49%||1.3 kg/s||0.006 kg/s||156.986 s/kg||Magnesium Powder|
|Nickel Ore||1.015 s/kg||28%||0.985 kg/s||0.276 kg/s||3.626 s/kg||Nickel Ingot|
|Scrap Metal||0.062 s/kg||56%||16.25 kg/s||9.1 kg/s||0.11 s/kg||Iron Ingot|
|Silicon Ore||0.923 s/kg||49%||1.083 kg/s||0.531 kg/s||1.884 s/kg||Silicon Wafer|
|Stone||0.015 s/kg||3.528%||65 kg/s||2.293 kg/s||0.436 s/kg|| Gravel|
- Based on game data file content.
- Kilogram ore consumed per second = Ore Mass / (Ore RefineTime / Refinery Speed)
- Kilogram ingots produced per second = Refined Mass / (Ore RefineTime / Refinery Speed) * Refinery Efficiency
Like the Survival Kit, the Basic Refinery can also refine stone into trace metals. It is much faster and happens automatically, but you get 30% less materials due to its Material Efficiency.