ASTM F1090 - 15

    Standard Classification for Bank and Mercantile Vault Construction

    Active Standard ASTM F1090 | Developed by Subcommittee: F12.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This classification is meant to be a guide for the selection of a vault.

    4.2 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.

    4.3 This classification is not meant to recommend or prefer the use of any single product or any type level, or its application.

    1. Scope

    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. Things such as tamper notification, intrusion detection, response timelines, or other issues, typically forming a complete vault system, should be considered for inclusion.

    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 Appendix X1.

    Note 1: For more information on the construction of bank and mercantile vaults, refer to the following documents: ASTM Specifications A184/A184M, A615/A615M, A635/A635M, C33, C94/C94M, C150, C494/C494M, C618, C685/C685M; 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.060 (Finances. Banking. Monetary systems. Insurance)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F1090-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F1090-15, Standard Classification for Bank and Mercantile Vault Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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