Olfasense - From Odour Data to Odour Knowledge
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.
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Our key activities
Environmental odour analysis, assessment & control
We are an award-winning consultancy that specialises in odour assessment and control.
We offer a full range of services to identify and analyse environmental odours, including odour surveys, odour impact assessments, odour dispersion modelling, UKAS accredited odour analysis, MCERTS accredited odour emission testing, odour control and abatement advice and expert witness.
We operate two UKAS accredited laboratories located in Northwich and Bristol and serve clients across the UK, Ireland. We also offer support for international projects in the US, Canada, Middle East and far East.
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Odour impact assessments may be required for planning of new industrial facilities or residential developments near existing odorous facilities, permitting, capital planning, or investigation of odour complaints and nuisance. We offer a full range of services compliant with existing guidelines which can be specifically tailored to our client’s needs, from simple risk assessments to more detailed quantitative studies.
Odour surveys involve either assessment of odours around a site by sniff testing or direct measurement of odours from their source by olfactometry or odorous VOC speciation. We offer a full range of odour measurement and analysis services including UKAS/MCERTS accredited techniques which are required for permitted industrial and waste sites (e.g. odour, hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, etc) as well as smoke testing and building leakagetesting.
Odour analysis is required when assessing the potential impact of odours and to support design of odour control systems. We offer a full range of analysis services from our laboratories in Bristol and Northwich which include UKAS accredited olfactometry to BSEN13725, hedonic tone analysis, character analysis, VOC speciation, GC-sniffing. We can also test the sensitivity of your own monitoring to staff to odour using our accredited acuity testing procedures.
Control of odours can be achieved using a range of techniques which include minimising odours at source, good housekeeping, containment/collection/ treatment, enhancement of dispersion using chimneys or stacks.
As independent odour specialists, we have expert knowledge in all the available techniques including odour treatment technology such as carbon filters, chemical scrubbing, biological treatment, and incineration. We can support our clients to prepare effective Odour Management Plans and undertake flow and load surveys to help design effective solutions.
Odour dispersion modelling is a specialist tool to assess odour impact, often required as part of a planning or permit application. We are specialists in this area having introduced the odour impact standards that are currently used in the UK. We can offer modelling by AERMOD or CALPUFF using emission estimates from our extensive emission database or site specific data obtained by odour survey.
Dust and bioaerosol monitoring is a common requirement in industrial permits and may be required during planning, commissioning testing or for nuisance investigations. We can provide ambient dust monitoring in accordance with MDMS and IOSH standards as well as MCERTS accredited bioaerosol monitoring in accordance with section 5 of Environment Agency M9.
Our innovative Ortelium software provides a means for site operators to continuously collect and analyse data for real time management of odour issues and complaint investigation. Key features of the platform include the ability to forecast odour impact risk, validate odour complaints, and ensure that odour control systems are operating in accordance with design.
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
The service and advice provided was very professional and thorough.Sian Tranter, Allerdale Borough Council
Big thank you to all your team. Excellent support and excellent service from everyone.Martin Futter, Element MTE
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
Most liked features of the Olfasense service: The Consultant’s expertise, meeting deadlines agreed, clearly written reports, and willingness to engage with people within the business.Customer feedback
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
Great engagement and understanding of our needs. Proactive and collaborative approach. Excellent technical specialists and clear and concise reports.Senior Engineer in a major UK utilities company
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 Olfasense 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 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.
All our sensory or molecular odour tests help to answer certain questions.
Once we know what questions you need answered, we can identify the most appropriate techniques.
Olfasense ensures best possible analysis results by combining standardised measurement – for traceable and reproducible results – with individualised sampling
The processes, methods and target parameters of our sensory odour analysis are diverse.
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