Vault Removal Case Study
The ASI technicians were tasked with removing a class 2 vault from a financial institution. The space that they operated from was inside a small location. The forklift had limited space to maneuver, so the technicians had to remove the vault panels near the entrance to clear more space. The technicians were mindful of not damaging the space around the vault, since the panels were over 400 pounds each. This took some careful removing and strength.
Fork lift, Pallet Jacks, 2x4 and 2x6 pieces of wood, plasma cutter, crane
The first task for the technicians was to use the plasma cutters and remove any seals from inside the vault. The technicians wanted to remove a top panel first, so it will be easier to remove the panels on the side. The seals are melted metals that hold the panels in place.
Once the seals are removed, the technicians can use a wedge or crow bar to create separation of the panels. This will give space for the forklift to slide underneath the panel and lift it off the vault.
Once the panel is removed by the forklift, the technicians can start on the next panel. There is a lot of tension in the middle panels, so the technicians want to start with the panels on the corners.
The technicians take the removed panel and they stack a few outside. Once they have 4-5 panels stacked, they can load them up using the large truck and crane. They take the loaded truck over to the landfill to dump the vault panels so they can repeat the process.
Once the panels are removed, the technicians can use the grinder to remove the metal cover from the ground. This will allow future contractors to build over the ground. The metal covers are hauled away with the panels.
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