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ABB Ability™ Verification
for measurement devices 

The best possible check of measurement accuracy, without removal from the process.

Helping to reduce the cost of maintenance and enhancing process performance

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ABB Ability Verification Overview

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Supported product lines

The software supports a range of ABB devices including:
  • Electromagnetic flow meter product lines
    –  AquaAmaster4
    –  WaterMaster
    –  ProcessMaster FEX300 | FEX500
    –  ProcessMaster FEX610 | FEX630
  • Vortex and swirl flow meter lines
    –  VortexMaster
    –  SwirlMaster
  • Supported communication protocols
    – HART
    – NFC
    – IR
  • Software language
    – English

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Q: What is Verification Tool?

A: Verification Tool is on-site condition monitoring tool for checking the product health.

Q: To which product version this FAQ is related to?

A: This FAQ is related to SRV500 in general.

Q: Which are the different product versions for the Verification Tool?

A: Verification Tool has 3 tiers, of which the Basic and Standard version is a Software based verification and Enhance version is Software + Hardware based verification

Q: How does a Verification Tool work?

A: Depending upon the version of the product it either uses intelligence of the product or the hardware does the verification.

Q: How is the Verification Tool preconfigured?

A: Please refer to the Operating Instructions document.

Q: Can we do calibration of flowmeter?

A: This software is only to verify the health status of the device and cannot calibrate the device..

Q: What are the hardware accessories required for Verification Tool?

A: Please refer to the part list for the version of the product.

Q: What are the features of Verification Tool?

A:  Please refer to the Datasheet of the product.

Q: What are the customer benefits?

A:  The product is in-situ on-site verification which ensures the performance of the product.

Q: What is the time frame to perform verification of flowmeter?

A:  It varies from 7 mins to 45 mins depending upon the version of the product.

Q: What type of report can be generated?

A:  Verification Tool generates a pdf file with all the different measurements made along with the details of the product that has been verified.

Q:  What is cost of Verification Tool?

A: Please discuss with your local sales. For general information about the business model please read the presentation.

 Q: Only ABB personnel can use the Verification tools or customer can also use the tool for free of cost?

A: The Basic version is for free and can be used by customer at free of cost. All other versions would be chargeable.

Q: Remotely can we use the verification tool without going to the site?

A:  Currently no.

Q: In Swirl & Vortex meter – is there any limitation of series for using Verification Tool?

A:  Yes, please refer to the supported version. There are two vdf files for different Vortex/Swirl firmware versions.

Q: Can customer use existing plant server for Verification Tools?

A:  No.

Q: Verification Tools need Finger Print technology?

A:  No. But usage increases accuracy.

Q: What are the input parameters for Verification Tool?

A:  All the input parameters are part of the .VDF file for the specific product.

Q: Who can provide general support?

A: The product manager can provide general support. Please write an email to BUMP.Services@in.abb.com .

Q: What are the Verification Software license variants?

A: a. Free software testing – This is free version with basic verification.
b. Licensed software testing – This is licensed version with Verification via Software (Standard)
c. Traceable transmitter input/output Tester- This is licensed version with Input/Output tests performed with Hardware box.
d. Traceable electromagnetic flowmeter testing- This is licensed version with detailed measurements and simulation of verification parameters of Electromagnetic Flowmeters

Q: Can the user perform Verification without license?

A: Yes user can perform basic verification (Free Software Testing), report will not be generated. The test result would either be Pass/Fail with no detailed test results.

Q: What is the test equipment needed for licensed software testing?

A: Any meter that can measure Voltage (V), Current (mA) and Frequency (Hz).

Q: What are the licensing options?

User can buy Count based (10, 50 or 100 counts).

Q: What is the ABB Scope of supply for Verification Tool order?

A: In case of the software version the customer would get the license to perform verification along with the installer and for Hardware version customer would get the hardware box along with the cables required for connecting to the product.

Q: Is the Report of Verification Tool valid for ISO audit in plant?

A: Yes.

Q: Are there templates available for Verification Tool report?

A: Yes.

      Standard

      Enhanced

      Premium (Only available through service)

Q: Is there special tool required from plant for Verification Tool?

A: No, the customer would need to have the communication adapter depending upon the communication protocol of the product.

Q: Any training required for Verification Tool to operate in plant?

A:  The software is institutive and easy to use. The operating instructions document would be a good start.

Q: How many flowmeters can be validated at a time?

A:  One.

Q:  How can we maximize the scope of Verification Tool in plant?

A: The product is a platform based and we would be adding ABB make instrumentation product to support.

Q: What is the life cycle of Verification Tool? Any new version is under development?

A:  This is new offering from ABB.

Q: Limit which we had decided for the failing or abnormality must me in report to better understanding of the instrument

A:  Yes.

Q: How Verification tools for flowmeter can be used to check the flowmeter issues like coil failure, damaged electrodes, configuration error?

A: The tool provides data about all technically possible diagnosis values. A verification is done by an algorithm checking limits of the diagnostic values. To get into deeper troubleshooting please discuss with Local Sales/Service unit.

Q: What is default Username and Password?

A: Username: Admin
Password: 123

Q: How to uninstall the software?

A: User can uninstall the software from “Control Panel> Programs and Features> ABB AbilityTM Verification for measurement devices” and click on Uninstall

While Uninstallation it would ask “Do you want to delete the database?” Yes/No

User can select “Yes” if all the past tests are to be deleted, if not “No”.

Q: Can user execute verification tests after installation of Software?

A: User should import device specific VDF (Verification Definition File) to perform verification.

Q: Should I unzip the VDF (Verification Definition File) file and import?

A: You can import the VDF file directly without unzipping.

Q: Which Windows operating system does the software support?

VT software works on Windows 7,8, 8.1,10. Both 32 & 64 bit are supported.

It can be installed on Windows Desktops, Laptops and Tablets.

Q: Can the user transfer license from one laptop to another?

Yes license can be transferred. Check the operating instruction.

Q: To whom should the C2V file be emailed to generate license?

A: C2V file can be sent to Bump.Services@in.abb.com for license generation.

Q: Can I change existing valid/unexpired license?

A: Yes existing valid/unexpired license can be changed, please contact Bump.Services@in.abb.com for further details.

Q: ABB AbilityTM Verification for measurement devices software version 03.43.02 will pop-up a window “Evaluation version.”while opening report.

A: Please click on OK to open the report. Always update to the newest software available on the webpage.

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