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AFT Mercury is built on and includes all of the modeling building tools and analysis capabilities of AFT Fathom. Models of incompressible piping systems may be developed and analyzed within AFT Mercury as in AFT Fathom, or model files developed within AFT Fathom may be opened by AFT Mercury. Please refer to to AFT Fathom pages for a description of of these capabilities.
In addition to these powerful analysis and modeling simulation capabilities, AFT Mercury employs an advanced optimization engine developed by Vanderplaats Research & Development to automatically determine optimal pipe and equipment sizes.
Selected through Optimization Control, AFT Mercury will perform either and Engineering Optimization or a Cost Optimization.