Odor sniffing station
The olfactometer ODILE™ is equipped with odor stations operating simultaneously. The station can be extended by up to 4 modules, each of them configured for 2 persons. Each odor sniffing station consists of three to five odor sniffing ports and a voting box for communication between the jury and the operator.
Three sniffing ports are used for the olfactory perception thresholds analysis. The odorous gas is brought to one of them while the two remaining ports are fed pure air. A random rotation of the odorous gas feed is assured by an algorithm. Using this method, jury members are subjected to a blind test.
The fourth port is designated for odor intensity quantification and the last one is for n-butanol comparisons.
Voting consoles allow testers to:
- inform jury members of the various dilution phases
- choose the cone with the odoriferous gas or an alternative button indicating that none of the cones contained any odor, or a button indicating that the odor perceived was very strong
- select odor intensity on a scale from 0 to 10