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ID
7-508-1257
Name
Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure
Status
Published
Updated
11/5/2019 9:23:28 AM
Released
11/05/2019
Description
The Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure restores and repairs supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and radio telemetry systems
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure restores and repairs radio communications, SCADA, telemetry, plant control systems, and programmable logic controllers (PLC)
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, safety, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Requestor specifies human machine interface (HMI), PLC brand and model, mode of communication, and other unique requirements 3. Requestor orders mission-specific National Incident Management System (NIMS) Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure personnel as single resources to supplement this team based on the equipment needing repair 4. Requestor specifies major repair components 5. Requestor provides external support, such as vehicle fuel and power for phones, computers, and other rechargeable devices 6. Requestor specifies any necessary safety qualifications and equipment
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 24
Type 32
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMRequestor specifies the type of facility associated with the control systems and requests the corresponding team leader, whether NIMS Type 2 Water Operations Team Leader or NIMS Type 2 Wastewater Operations Team Leader.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 Water Operations Team Leader or NIMS Type 2 Wastewater Operations Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure can be a welder, electrician, or mechanic. Requestor specifies worker specialty based on mission needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
Type 31 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
CAPABILITY PER TEAMRequestor specifies types of communications infrastructure, SCADA software, and other control specifications.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Ability to repair and restore plant control systems and PLCs
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Ability to troubleshoot and repair remote SCADA and telemetry systems
Type 3Ability to troubleshoot and repair communications system cabling
CAPABILITY EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Equipment includes a full complement of industry-specific tools necessary for the repairs indicated, such as power tools and hand tools. 2. For the Type 1 and Type 2 bucket truck, requestor specifies working height.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Necessary tools for plant controls and PLC repairs
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Digital multimeter with amp clamp 2. 4 to 20 milliamp signal generator 3. Bucket truck
Type 31. Necessary tools for SCADA repairs 2. Port tools for cable repairs 3. Hand digging tools
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PER TEAM MEMBERPPE is mission-specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Hard hat 2. Reflective vest 3. Gloves 4. Protective clothing 5. Protective footwear
Electronics Equipment Per TeamOther appropriate software includes operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Laptop computer with serial port and appropriate software 2. Other appropriate software
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Consider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs. 2. Requestor provides radio specifications. 3. Provider supplies necessary chargers and backup batteries for battery-powered portable equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Cell phone 2. Portable radio
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMVehicle must be capable of traversing rough terrain, flood conditions, and adverse environmental conditions, and must carry equipment necessary for maintaining vehicle operation.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – Truck/SUV
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
FEMA, NIMS 509: Water Operations Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Wastewater Operations Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016