AFT Mercury

AFT Mercury

AFT Mercury is a software tool used to intelligently size piping and ducting systems to minimize cost. It offers a dramatic improvement to the traditional design process. Built on the advanced flow analysis and system modeling capabilities of AFT Fathom, AFT Mercury can simulate your piping system in complete detail.

  • Intelligently size your entire system
  • Identify critical cost saving opportunities in your system design
  • Reduce capital & operating costs
  • Achieve inherent system flow balance
  • Determine true costs of variable frequency drives vs. control valves by comparing systems optimally sized for each case
  • Insure performance requirements are met over multiple design cases
  • Minimize weight and volume
  • Use your existing AFT Fathom models

Capabilities

  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Easily change system input data, including valve positions, pump operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures and more
  • Model a wide range of system components for both design and operational cases
  • Vary your system line-up: open / close pipes and valves, turn pumps on or off, set control valves to fail position
  • Specify alerts that automatically highlight output values that are out of range for flow, pressure, velocity, pump efficiency and more
  • Select pumps from online manufacturer catalogs
  • Compile catalogs of your frequently used piping components and select them from a drop down list
  • Address the viscosity and frictional changes associated with pumping non-settling slurries and a variety of other non- Newtonian fluids
  • Calculate the cost of system pipes and components
  • Import piping layouts and dimensional data from GIS shapefiles

Typical Applications

  • Minimizing the initial cost of your system
  • Minimizing the life cycle cost of your system
  • Meeting specific design parameters of your system including minimum pipe weight, volume or surface area