Standards Development Organizations

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
Organization Responsibility
AGA American Gas Association Materials testing standards
API American Petroleum Institute Equipment standards for petroleum production, storage and handling
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Promoting sustainability through research, standards writing, publishing, and education
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers Mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering, design codes and standards
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials Technical test standards for materials, products, systems
CGA Compressed Gas Association Equipment design and performance standards for compressed gas systems and components
CSA CSA Standards U.S. and Canadian equipment standards
GTI Gas Technology Institute Supplies technical support and training for the energy industry
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization Promotes understanding and security through cooperative aviation regulation
ICC International Code Council Family of model building codes, including the International Fire Code
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission International performance standards
IEA International Energy Agency Energy policy advisor to 28 member countries ensuring clean energy for their citizens
ISO International Organization for Standardization Supports U.S. concerns at key international codes and standards
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology Intergovernmental treaty organization
IPHE International Partnership for Hydrogen Economy Facilitating commercial utilization activities related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electrical standards
NFPA National Fire Protection Association Model codes and standards, including the National Electric Code
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement standards
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers Vehicle standards
UL Underwriters Laboratory Equipment and performance testing standards
UN United Nations Developing friendly relations among nations to promote social progress and human rights