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Standard Classification for Bank and Mercantile Vault Construction

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Standard Classification for Bank and Mercantile Vault Construction


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 Appendix XI.

Note-For more information on the construction of bank and mercantile vaults, refer to the following documents: ASTM Specifications A184/A184M, A615, A615M, A635, C33, C94, C150, C494, C618, C685; American Concrete Institute Building Requirements ACI318, and American Welding Society Structural Welding Code D1.4.

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.


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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Revision Level

1987 R97(E1) EDITION



Modification Type

Editorially changed

Publication Date

July 1, 1998

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Page Count

4 pages

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