Significance and Use
This classification is meant to be a guide for the selection of a vault.
This classification is intended to assist users in availing themselves of various prefabricated and generically constructed products, while maintaining continuity in the selected intrusion-resistance level.
This classification is not meant to recommend or prefer the use of any single product or any type level, or its application.
1.1 This classification is for the use and guidance of those who purchase, design, construct, install, approve, or modify storage vault enclosures, intended for the protection of assets against loss due to forced entry.
1.2 This classification is a systematic arrangement of constructed products, based on similar intrusion resistance characteristics, as derived from available test data.
1.3 This classification does not address fire resistivity.
1.4 This classification does not address the methods of interfacing vault components.
1.5 Nothing in this classification is intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices that provide a level of intrusion resistance equivalent to that prescribed herein.
1.5.1 Any system, method, or device different from that detailed herein may be examined, in accordance with the intent of this standard, and if found equivalent, may be included.
1.6 Nothing in this classification shall be construed to prohibit better or safer conditions than the requirements specified herein.
1.7 Each standard designation cited shall be meant to be the edition in effect on the date this classification was published.
1.8 A rationale is given in . For more information on the construction of bank and mercantile vaults, refer to the following documents: ASTM Specifications A 184/A 184M, A 615/A 615M, A 635/A 635M, C 33, C 94/C 94M, C 150, C 494/C 494M, C 618, C 685/C 685M; American Concrete Institute Building Requirements ACI 318, and American Welding Society Structural Welding Code D 1.4.
1.9 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Underwriters Laboratories Standards
UL 680 Emergency Vault Ventilators and Vault Ventilating Ports
American Concrete Institute Document
ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete
A184/A184M Specification for Welded Deformed Steel Bar Mats for Concrete Reinforcement
A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A635/A635M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, and High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, General Requirements for
A820/A820M Specification for Steel Fibers for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C94/C94M Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
C685/C685M Specification for Concrete Made by Volumetric Batching and Continuous Mixing
C1116 Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete
asset protection; bank vault; forced entry; intrusion resistance; mercantile vault; storage vault; vault enclosure;
ICS Number Code 03.060 (Finances. Banking. Monetary systems. Insurance)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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