Archival Vault Environment
Each vault has been specially constructed using 5-inch thick polyurethane foam sheathed on both sides with 26-gauge steel in order to maintain ANSI IT9.11’s critical temperature and humidity specifications for the long term keeping of film. The environment is carefully monitored and maintained by specialized software. Temperature and humidity are strictly controlled at 45°F +/- 5° and 25% RH +/- 5%.
Inspection Clean Room
Inspections and repairs at PRO-TEK are performed in an environmentally controlled Class 10,000 clean room. Special room construction insures that particulates are kept to a minimum. Recirculating air passes through Hepa filters before being returned to the room. Work stations for hand inspection use Pure Aire cabinets to maintain a clean work station environment. Clean Room certification is met on an annual basis.
PRO-TEK’s vaults are considered the safest in the world against environmental threats like fire or water damage. Aside from excellent insulation, the vault walls and ceilings provide a 3-hour fire shell. The air is continually sampled by a VESDA system that is tied to a FM 200 gas fire suppression system. Pre-action (dry pipe) sprinkler systems are installed and the support structure was engineered to take into account the seismic activity of Southern California.
PRO-TEK takes the responsibility of caring for our client’s assets very seriously. Entrances are controlled and secured by electronic card key access. There are closed circuit cameras around building perimeter and strategic interior locations including the entrance to all vaults. Cameras are monitored and digitally recorded 24/7/365. Only authorized employees have vault access. Management personnel must accompany all other persons being admitted to these sensitive areas.