7th Interlaboratory Comparison for the automobile guideline VDA 270

on .

vdA270 3 .small    One more time, and this is the 7th time since 2004, Olfasense offers an Interlaboratory Comparison (ILC) exercise for the automobile sector according to the guideline VDA 270 - Determination of the Odour Behaviour of Materials used in the Internal Fittings of Vehicles. The due date to register for this ILC is the 31st July 2016.

   Like in previous years, Olfasense has organised this ILC following the German Norm VDA 270. This proficiency test is combined with several training sets for the preparation available for each participant. These sets enable to the participants to gain a better understanding of the VDA 270.

GSA is the first ISO 17025 olfactometric lab accredited in Colombia according to the Colombian Standard NTC5880

on .

GSA IDEAM   The company GSA counts on the last technology available for sampling and analysing odour concentration. The Colombian Norm NTC5880 is a transposition of the European Norm EN13725. Although there are other olfactometric labs in Colombia, none of them was accredited by the ISO/IEC 17025 following the NTC5880 Colombian Norm.

   This accreditation was granted by the national standardization body IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies) of Colombia. However GSA is not the first entity to get an ISO 17025 accreditation following the NTC5880 as the company Inco Ambiental got this accreditation in first place. The key here is that in the scope of the accreditation of Inco Ambiental was included just sampling.

  We have already written a bit about GSA. They have been working on environmental analysis for a very long time. They have several labs dealing with water, air, soil, sludge, waste and many other matrices. A few months ago GSA acquired an olfactometer and they began their first steps in this beautiful field of the environmental sciences.

  The company is accredited for many other analysis and they detected that there were not other accredited labs in Colombia according to the recent Standard NTC 5880, Air Quality. Determination of Odour Concentration by Dynamic Olfactometry.

A new open source app to collect odour complaints

on .

article odourcollect2   Ibercivis is collaborating with the researcher Rosa Arias in the creation of the app Odour Collect. This application for smartphones will make available to the citizens a tool to report nuisance due to odours by filling a simple questionnaire. In this experiment on people's science, the volunteers will become human sensors to build an odour map. No matter where you live.

   At the same time, the users can actively participate by analysing the available data or accesing the historic record of data. Reports of each episode can be visualized and users can share experiences with other users, monitoring the evolution of an odour plume or acting in case of an odour alert.

Please note that this site uses cookies in order to work properly.

See more about our cookie policy Learn more

I understand

Please read the following to learn more about our cookies policy:

 

What are cookies?

   A cookie is a text file stored in a user’s web browser on any device they use to access a website that holds information regarding the user’s visit, such as preferences. When the user returns, the browser provides the cookie with the stored information to the site.

What cookies are used for?

   Cookies are used for adjusting a website’s content to fit a user’s preferences and optimize the website. They store useful information that improve the user’s experience of a website. They are most commonly used for:

  •     Recognizing the type of device a user is browsing with and any preferences applied to optimize the website specifically for the device.
  •     Creating statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.

What types of cookies are used?

   There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for a period of time specified in the cookie’s file parameters or until removed manually. When you return to a website and it requires you to login again despite previously storing your login information, it is usually because the persistent cookie expired; this helps to increase security while maintaining accessibility.

   Session cookies, on the other hand, are used temporarily and expire once the website or browser is closed. They are used to track user activity on a website during a single visit. When a website requires that you verify your age or location once every visit before allowing you to view content and without requiring additional personal details, that is a session cookie at work.

Do cookies include personal data?

   If there is a need for the collection of personal information, such as for creating accounts, then cookies may store personal information. However, it is required by data protection law that users are informed of the collection of personal data. This data will also be encrypted to render it inaccessible for unauthorized users.

Managing cookies

   By default, browsers are configured to accept cookies. However, these settings may be changed to block cookies entirely, or to inform the user each time they are used. Detailed information about cookies and the options associated with them are available in each browsers’ settings.

Which cookies does collect olores.org?

   Olores.org collect cookies for 2 purposes:

  • Register statistical data.
  • Set language preferences.

   In addition we use third party cookies through Statcounter to collect different data.

StatCounter Analytics Cookies

   StatCounter is a web analytics service. We use StatCounter to track activity on our website. These stats help us to understand how people are interacting with our website and to improve the design and functionality of our site so that we can offer a better online experience to our visitors. If you visit olores.org, a StatCounter analytics cookie (called "is_unique") may  be placed in your browser.  This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

Refuse Statcounter cookies.

You may set your browser to refuse/accept StatCounter analytics cookies by clicking here.

NOTES:

    • Your decision to refuse/accept StatCounter analytics cookies applies to all websites which use the StatCounter service (including the StatCounter site itself).
    • If you refuse all StatCounter analytics cookie, a refusal cookie (called "refusal_cookie") will be set to remember this preference and any existing StatCounter analytics cookies in your browser will be destroyed.
    • If you delete/remove/destroy the refusal cookie, you must revisit this page in order to re-set your preference.
    • The refusal cookie is set only for your current browser and machine. If you use multiple browsers/machines, you must set a refusal cookie in each case.
    • You can also change your cookie settings directly in your browser. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/index.html
    • Or you can learn about how to adjust cookie settings for specific browsers here: