Significance and Use
This specification provides guidelines for the selection of a generic vault, in accordance with its intended use.
This specification is intended to assist users in availing themselves of various generically constructed products, while maintaining consistency with their selected intrusion-resistance level.
This specification is not meant to recommend or prefer the use of any single product, any type level, or its application.
This specification is for the use and guidance of those who purchase, design, construct, install, approve, or modify generic vault structures intended for protection of valuables against loss due to forced entry. It also includes the descriptions of terms, classifications, materials, practices, and methods to be followed in constructing, fabricating, or modifying intrusion resistant generic vaults. The vault shall be rated as a unit and that rating shall be determined by the component having the lowest classification. The walls, floor, and ceiling of a vault shall be formed or composed of materials without “true” joints or seams, with the exception of “cold” concrete seams necessitated by construction technique. Components of a building shall not be used as part of the vault unless constructed to provide the equivalent intrusion resistance. The vault enclosure shall be classified into four types: Type M, Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. Materials to be used in the construction of vault structures shall include concrete, concrete reinforcements, conduit, and grout.
1.1 This specification is for the use and guidance of those who purchase, design, construct, install, approve, or modify generic vault structures intended for protection of valuables against loss due to forced entry.
1.2 This specification includes the descriptions of terms, classifications, materials, practices, and methods to be followed in constructing, fabricating, or modifying intrusion resistant generic vaults.
1.3 This specification does not address fire resistivity, nor does it address modular panels.
1.4 This specification is not intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices that provide a level of intrusion resistance equivalent or better than that prescribed herein. Any system, method, or device different from that detailed herein may be examined, in accordance with the intent of this specification, and if found to be equivalent or better, may be included.
1.5 Nothing in this specification shall be construed to prohibit better or safer conditions than the requirements specified herein.
1.6 Materials and construction details outlined in this specification are intended to detail protective requirements necessary to achieve the required level of intrusion resistance, and are not intended to address structural soundness or operational fitness, areas for which the project engineer, architect, or equipment supplier are responsible.
1.7 Each referenced document cited in Section 2 shall be meant to be the edition in effect on the date this specification was published.
Note 1—A rationale is given in Appendix X1.
1.8 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.9 The following precautionary statement pertains to the test method portion only, Section 9, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.