Greenhouse Gas Related Codes & Standards
ASME’s Climate Action Initiative addresses the urgent global imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This effort involves a multifaceted approach that combines both established and innovative strategies. Specifically, it focuses on mitigating methane emissions within the oil and gas sector, advancing Direct Air Capture (DAC) technologies for CO2 removal, and investigating methods to reduce the widespread use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in global HVAC systems.
This project entailed thorough market research and landscape analysis to help support these goals. The objective was to formulate essential guidelines, codes, and standards that will regulate the adoption and implementation of these technologies, ensuring that they are effective, safe, and economically viable.
The primary goal of this project was to identify opportunities for ASME to expedite the global transition towards a net-zero energy future. Three key areas were emphasized: 1) Developing codes and standards for technologies designed to reduce methane emissions within the oil and gas sector; 2) Supporting the advancement of carbon capture and Direct Air Capture (DAC) technologies for removing and storing carbon dioxide; and 3) Formulating codes and standards to govern CFC usage in HVAC systems on a global scale.
This project intended to pinpoint existing gaps and opportunities where ASME can assume a pivotal role. In doing so, ASME aims to contribute substantially to global sustainability efforts.