BS 8609:2014 Natural gas. Calculation of carbon dioxide emission factors from composition

BS 8609:2014

Natural gas. Calculation of carbon dioxide emission factors from composition

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2014



What is this standard about?

This new British Standard outlines the most up-to-date regulations for calculating carbon dioxide emissions.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Users of natural gas and companies that support them
  • Power stations, refineries and offshore platforms
  • Manufacturing industries such as steel, cement and chemical
  • Providers of gas analysis or analysis equipment 

Why should you use this standard? 

As greenhouse gas monitoring of carbon dioxide emissions becomes more widespread, it is vital that everyone uses the same method to measure them.

BS 8609 sets the standard for natural gases and similar fuels. It describes methods to calculate carbon dioxide emission factors at commonly used reference conditions of temperature and pressure per unit quantity of gas (on a molar, mass, volume or energy basis). 

It applies to natural gases, natural gas substitutes and other combustible gaseous fuels with known composition.

This is the first standard to support compliance with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in working out carbon dioxide emission factors. It also explains how to calculate uncertainties in a way compliant with the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM).

This standard should be used together with BS EN ISO 6976, the standard for calculating the calorific value of natural gas.

Standard NumberBS 8609:2014
TitleNatural gas. Calculation of carbon dioxide emission factors from composition
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2014
Confirm Date18 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 6976, BS EN ISO 6974-1, BS EN ISO 6974-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN ISO 13443:2005, JCGM 100:2008
Draft Superseded By14/30287938 DC
DescriptorsGas chromatography, Data processing, Gas analysis, Determination of content, Statistical data, Gases, Natural gas, Error analysis, Statistical methods of analysis, Chemical analysis and testing
ISBN978 0 580 83913 9
File Size690 KB

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