Tools to collect Cold Retain Value
Any tool to collect cold retain values and import to excel sheet.
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There are tools (like start value analyzer) that can collect cold retain values to a text file which can be imported to exel sheet. But Im not sure if these tools can be distributed outside freely. Theya are generally part of Service products.
Please contact ABB support center for more information on them.
Basically you can collect CRV, analyze the differences between two collected versions etc using these tools.
I don't know what you want the cold retain values for, but at least you can get a "raw" file with all the coldretain values, at a specific time, then you look for the variable in the file and can see the value.
We have instead of coldretain taken the retain values as a backup if for some reason we haven't used cold retain where it should have been used....
Use the FSD tool (Explained eg in the ABB University E143 - "Troubleshooting 800xA Core system" course) to extract to disk the coldretain crs and crv files (rrs if you want the retain variables). Hopefully you can create your own export to Excel.
At my office we have developed a tool for "cold retain candidates", i.e eg. input parameters that are not cold retain but have a current value <> initial value and no connection to other block.