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ADDITIONAL ODOUR TESTING SERVICES

Silsoe Odours operates a leading independent odour laboratory, based in Bedfordshire. We are UKAS-accredited and specialise in sensory odour analysis. We offer a wide selection of specialist odour testing services, which includes several supplementary odour testing services. These are designed to help our customers to understand nuisance odours. Our goal is to provide you with the scientific data you need to differentiate odour sources and understand the impact they have on the local environment.

Our supplementary odour testing services include Odour Intensity Testing, Odour Characterisation and Chemical Analysis

ODOUR INTENSITY

Odour intensity testing is an olfactometric testing service which provides a qualitative scale to rank the perceived strength of an odour; from very faint to extremely strong. Odour samples are presented to and assessed by our human panel of odour assessors. The odour panel comprises six specially selected, screened and trained odour assessors, who are continually tested and calibrated to ensure an objective result. Our customers often find the results of odour intensity testing useful for safe space planning and validating the results of dispersion modelling.

ODOUR CHARACTERISATION

Odour characterisation is a subjective odour testing service, which provides a description of an odour at just above the odour detection level. As with odour intensity testing, odour characterisation is completed by the Silsoe Odours odour panel. Odour characterisation is often helpful for operators receiving odour complaints, to confirm the validity of those complaints. It is also useful in the development of odour management planning and in satisfying the regulator

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

At Silsoe Odours, we use a process of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) to analyse the chemical structure of an odour sample. This type of odour testing provides our customers with an objective scientific result. It details the individual compounds contained within the odour sample, as well as its concentration levels. This information can be used to identify which odours are problematic for an operator, and in the creation of an effective odour management plan.

ODOUR DETECTION THRESHOLD

By testing the odour detection threshold of a compound, we are able to give a numerical value to its odour. This is often useful for odour abatement equipment manufacturers. By understanding the odour detection threshold of each compound in a given process, you can easily exclude emissions of compounds which fall below that threshold when designing new odour abatement equipment. As with all our testing, we conduct odour detection threshold testing according to the European Standard EN13725 in our UKAS-accredited odour laboratory.

If you would like to discuss Odour Characterisation, Chemical Analysis, Odour Intensity or Odour Detection Threshold Testing with Silsoe Odours, call our team today on 01525 351 396.

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