From Odour Data to Odour Knowledge
With more than 30 years of experience, Olfasense UK Ltd. (formerly Odournet UK Ltd) offers a full range of consultancy and laboratory services to assist our clients to assess, evaluate and control odours. Whether your interest relates to environmental ‘nuisance’ odours released from an industrial activity or you wish to understand the sensory characteristics of a new consumer product or materials, Olfasense can help. Our extensive experience includes a portfolio of over 5000 projects for hundreds of satisfied clients world-wide, from small family run businesses to major multinationals. We are also world leaders in the supply of odour measurement technology and olfactometers.
Dax Airscience staff are certified to collect odour samples and recommend Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] laboratory for odour analysis.Dax Airscience Ltd
I found the lab team to be very helpful with any questions that I had. Good communication and quick to respond to any queries.Customer Feedback
Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] is a trusted supplier to Golder Associates (UK) Limited. They are approachable, reliable and meticulous in their work and deliver clear concise and accessible reports. The team will always do what they can to accommodate urgent/complex requests and are a pleasure to work with.Ruth Fain, Golder Associates (UK) Limited
The study undertaken by Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] allowed us to make informed decisions in regulating the facility, and identified pragmatic solutions for addressing odour issues. The report Odournet provided was detailed, thorough and easy to understand.Administrative body, UK
Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] was able to respond quickly to perform an Odour Impact Assessment to support a planning application. The consultants approached the project in a professional and methodical way. The outcome of the study helped us eliminate fugitive emissions, improve our odour management practices and secure planning. I definitely recommend their services.Henk Stoker, Solue Limited
We have been using Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] for several years to help manage our odour abatement systems on site. They have always been extremely pro-active, supportive and a pleasure to deal with.Justin Dampney, Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd
My company has been working with Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] now for several years to support our site emissions monitoring requirements. To date the services undertaken have been of consistently high quality. Odournet staff are professional and knowledgeable and take pride in their work. As a company I have found them to be reliable and provide excellent technical support and explanation in a prompt manner.Gemma Saunders, Urbaser
I have always found Odournet [now Olfasnse UK Ltd]) to be very helpful, responsive and professional.Lead Engineer at a multinational water utilities company
Having worked with Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] since 2012 on a number of high profile / challenging odour projects I have found their technical knowledge and support to be invaluable in ensuring that the appropriate solution is delivered. The flexibility of their approach and their regulatory knowledge has supported my team and I to achieve many successes over the years.Peter O’Kane, Veolia
Having worked together as consultants in a large odour management project in Doha, Qatar, we were able to develop a strong partnership, supported by Odournet’s [now Olfasense UK Ltd] experience and industry know-how and combining it with our engineering background, being able to bear all requirements under the scope and lead the project into a very successful outcome. We look forward to working with Nick Jones again.Joaquim Beleza, Douro ECI
Prompt response, very good communication throughout & overall very flexible.Socotec
Odournet UK Ltd [now Olfasense UK Ltd] have supported many of our remediation schemes over the past 5 years and we will undoubtedly continue to use them.Dave Jacob, Principal Consultant, RSK
We have used Odournet [now Olfasense UK Ltd] for last 10 years and over this period we have found Odournet’s expertise to be professional, focussed and practical. I would definitely recommend Odournet’s expertise to be used by other businesses. They are good at what they do.Naeem Hafeez, Veolia Water
I am delighted with the service provided, subject knowledge and professional attitude of all staff that I deal with.Neil Chisnal, TEAMS North Ltd
We have maintained a strong and reliable relationship for over seven years. During the work, Odournet [Olfasense UK Ltd] employees showed a high level of professionalism and were very helpful and proactive when changeable circumstances occurred. Having used Odournet’s services for 7 years we are happy about our initial choice and thank there team for all the hard work they have provided.Major player within the UK and Irish food industry
Our key activities
Environmental odour analysis, assessment & control
We offer a full range of services to identify and analyse environmental odours, assess odour impact, and help our clients define robust odour control solutions.
All of our services are offered in house and we operate UKAS and MCERTS accredited odour sampling teams, and UKAS accredited olfactometry laboratories in Altrincham and Bristol. Our highly experienced consultants are experts in odour control techniques and technologies, and highly skilled in the application of odour survey methods including odour dispersion modelling.
Our work is typically focussed on industrial or agricultural facilities who are required to control odorous emissions as part of their planning or regulatory permits. Our clients include site operators, regulators, legal firms, land developers and consulting engineers.
Our services include:
Odour emission measurement
We are highly experienced in the measurement of odour emissions across all types of industry. We offer a comprehensive range of services including accredited sampling from stacks, tanks, solid material, and odour control plants.
Sensory odour analysis
Our sensory laboratories offer accredited olfactometry analysis to EN 13725 as well as hedonic tone and character analysis.
Molecular odour analysis
Our molecular lab offers a wide range of services to characterize the chemical composition of odour using advanced GC-MS and GC-O.
Odour impact assessment
We offer a full range of services to assess the odour impact of existing and proposed installations for planning, nuisance investigation or to support capital investment.
Odour dispersion modelling
We offer a full range of advanced dispersion models for assessment of air quality and odour related issues.
Odour mitigation & control consultancy
Our consultants offer independent expert advice to help you identify effective odour control solutions.
Odour complaint management
Our environmental odour consultants are highly experienced strategic communicators, and can provide detailed advice on how to optimise communications and manage crisis situations.
The Ortelium® application collects, displays and evaluates the relevant data, communicating it in a meaningful map-based display.
Odour monitors & IOMS (e-noses)
We offer expert advice on continuous odour monitors and instrumental odour monitoring systems IOMS (formerly known as e-noses).
Fugitive emissions & leakage testing
We offer a full range of services to assess odour leakage from tanks and building.
International odour projects
Olfasense is everywhere! We can deliver cutting-edge odour consultancy and assessment services worldwide.
Looking for professional support in legal proceedings related to odour? Call in the odour experts.
Our other key activities
Product & material odour testing and optimisation
The odour characteristics of consumer products can play an important role in determining their commercial success. In some cases, a product’s odour or ability to effect or reduce odour can provide a unique selling point. In others, the presence of unwanted odours can adversely impact the product’s desirability.
Olfasense offers a range of specialist services to help their clients optimise the odour characteristics of their products. This includes studies to diagnose the cause of odour off-notes; support product R&D and quality control; and demonstrate ‘proof of claim’ applications (e.g. for products designed to reduce or improve odour).
Central to these services is our ability to combine standardised sensory & molecular odour analysis techniques.in innovative project specific test designs tailored to meet our client objectives.
Your question in the centre of our concern
All our sensory or molecular odour tests help to answer certain questions.
The appropriate techniques for your individual question
Once we know what questions you need answered, we can identify the most appropriate techniques.
Combining individualised sampling…
Olfasense ensures best possible analysis results by combining standardised measurement – for traceable and reproducible results – with individualised sampling
…with standardised sensory measurements…
The processes, methods and target parameters of our sensory odour analysis are diverse.
…and cutting-edge molecular testing capabilities.
Olfasense is in a unique position to have both sensory and molecular odour analysis capabilities in-house.
Odour measurement equipment
Olfasense is the world-leading supplier of odour laboratory technologies and odour measurement equipment, including olfactometers, sampling tools, software, calibration services and much more.
The specially designed, unique odour measurement technology is used by more than 400 laboratories, research institutes, universities and companies worldwide.
Odour laboratory quality management services
If you operate an odour laboratory, you’ll want it to achieve the highest possible standards. Not only that – you’ll want to be able to demonstrate them too.
Olfasense’s odour laboratory quality management services are designed to support you in this aim.
- Product Testing
- QA/QC Services