Standards Development Organizations

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Many standards development organizations (SDOs) are working to develop codes and standards needed to prepare for the commercialization of alternative fuel vehicle technologies.

The following graphic templates show the SDOs responsible for leading the support and development of key codes and standards for hydrogen-related technologies.

More vehicle fuel national templates are available from the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center.

Codes and Standards Development Organizations and Roles

OrganizationResponsibility
AGAAmerican Gas AssociationMaterials testing standards
APIAmerican Petroleum InstituteEquipment standards for petroleum production, storage, and handling
ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning EngineersPromoting sustainability through research, standards writing, publishing, and education
ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical EngineersMechanical and multidisciplinary engineering, design codes and standards
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and MaterialsTechnical test standards for materials, products, systems
CGACompressed Gas AssociationEquipment design and performance standards for compressed gas systems and components
CSACSA StandardsU.S. and Canadian equipment standards
GTIGas Technology InstituteSupplies technical support and training for the energy industry
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation OrganizationPromotes understanding and security through cooperative aviation regulation
ICCInternational Code CouncilFamily of model building codes, including the International Fire Code
IECInternational Electrotechnical CommissionInternational performance standards
IEAInternational Energy AgencyEnergy policy advisor to 28 member countries ensuring clean energy for their citizens
ISOInternational Organization for StandardizationSupports U.S. concerns at key international codes and standards
OIMLInternational Organization of Legal MetrologyIntergovernmental treaty organization
IPHEInternational Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the EconomyFacilitating commercial utilization activities related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersElectrical standards
NFPANational Fire Protection AssociationModel codes and standards, including the National Electric Code
NISTNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyMeasurement standards
SAESAE InternationalVehicle standards
ULUnderwriters LaboratoryEquipment and performance testing standards
UNUnited NationsDeveloping friendly relations among nations to promote social progress and human rights