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Get rid of odours at petrol and fuel refineries

Petrol and fuel refineries produce a variety of odorous compounds including sulphides, mercaptans and hydrocarbon compounds. These refinery odours can seep into the atmosphere and cause nuisance complaints, damaging the refinery’s reputation. Inevitably, completely getting rid of petrol and fuel refinery odours isn’t possible – like all odours, we can only control and manage them.  […]

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Odour management guidance for refineries

Refineries have their work cut out to control odours and reduce noxious, unpleasant emissions, but with good strategy and advice from experts, it’s possible to abate odours while minimising waste and energy usage.  The following odour management guidance for refineries provides an introduction to odour management. For personalised advice, please contact us. Legislation In the […]

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Refinery Odour Control – Key Systems and Technologies

Odour control is an ongoing requirement for industrial oil refineries. Unavoidably, oil refineries produce strong nuisance odours from handling, storing and processing oils, as well as manufacturing fuels, greases and lubricants. Refining crude oil down into its various components releases sulphides, mercaptans and hydrocarbon compounds. Oil refineries also have to contend with odours from combustion, […]

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Odour Impact Assessment – what’s involved?

An odour impact assessment is a survey assessment that provides a qualitative analysis of the impacts of odours within a local vicinity.   Odour impact assessments are a critical part of odour control policy because they provide unique information on the impact of industrial and commercial activities, enabling operators to take action by resolving identified […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Odour Control System Performance Testing

Odour control system performance testing involves physical and automated tests of odour control systems to find problems and assure performance.  Performance tests are conducted following the installation, upgrade and repair of odour control systems to certify performance, design and capabilities. Periodic tests can also be performed to track system degradation.   The importance of performance […]

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Solutions and Technologies for Odour Management in Organic Waste Facilities

With organic waste levels increasing in line with a growing population, organic waste facilities have their work cut out to meet capacity. Investment in in-vessel composting facilities, including containers, silos, agitated bays and enclosed halls has soared. Still, an often unspoken aspect of organic waste treatment – odour control – has seen soaring investment too. […]

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A guide to Industrial Odour Control Solutions

Find out everything you need to know about Industrial Odour Control Solutions. Odours are a by-product of many industrial processes, including wastewater treatment, incineration, crude oil refinement, chemical processing and food production. These odours become a problem when they cause a nuisance. This can lead to complaints and attract attention from councils who can serve […]

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Service-and-Maintenance

Why optimise your service and maintenance strategy?

Service and maintenance is all about making sure things work properly, but there’s a lot more to it than simply scheduling appointments. Companies that are serious about their air pollution, ventilation and odour control systems need an optimised service and maintenance strategy. What is a service and maintenance strategy? It’s a strategy that defines your […]

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Odour control for industrial emission treatment

When not controlled adequately, industrial emissions cause significant air pollution, and odorous compounds in these emissions can lead to community complaints and abatement notices from your local council. This makes odour control a key consideration for industrial emission treatment, no matter the scale of the operation. The following odorous compounds are common in industrial emissions: […]

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9 Reasons Why Odour Monitoring is Crucial

Odour monitoring is a scientific process that aims to detect and collect data about problem odours such as intensity and type. It is crucial in industrial and commercial odour control for a variety of reasons. Here are the 9 main reasons: It empowers every odour management plan Odour monitoring will form a crucial part of […]

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Odour Management for Organic Waste Facilities

Organic waste facilities produce a variety of foul odours, with gaseous ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) being the biggest culprits. Potential sources of odour in organic waste facilities include: Composting activities Foul surface water Residual wastes for landfill Storage prior to processing Odour management for organic waste facilities involves reducing odorous gases that are […]

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Passive Filter in Industrial Odour Control

If your industrial operation generates noxious/toxic organic gases, passive filters are the simplest way to filter vent gases on storm, sludge, sewage and waste holding tanks, fume exhaust cupboards and pump sumps under positive pressure. We typically specify passive filters when there is a need to vent otherwise noxious and unpleasant gases out into the […]

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Carbon Neutrality Innovations in Odour Control

Carbon neutrality, or net zero carbon, means finding a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. There are several ways businesses can reduce emissions without affecting operations, but getting to net zero is a significant challenge, especially for manufacturers like us who have a lot of direct and indirect emissions. Despite the […]

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The Benefits of Lease Hiring and Lease Purchase

The benefits to Lease Hiring and Lease Purchasing Standardised /Containerised Plants

OSIL offers a range of standardised / containerised odour control solutions that are ‘plug and play’ and ready to go. These solutions enable rapid deployment with significantly less engineering time while delivering incredible performance. We offer you three ways to buy containerised plant: 1) Outright purchase, 2) Lease purchase, 3) Lease hire. Options 2 and […]

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How Odour Monitoring, Sampling and Analysis works

How Odour Monitoring, Sampling and Analysis works?

When odour management decisions are based on nothing but guesswork this often results in incorrectly specified odour control systems. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, how could anyone select and size the correct odour control system without knowing anything about the odours? That would be like trying to fix a car without  understanding […]

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Odour Monitoring in Biogas Projects

Odour monitoring in biogas projects is an essential stage of odour management. It is necessary to ensure that biogas production does not impact the local population. It can also help us locate and identify inefficiencies in equipment. Biogas and odours Because modern biogas production takes place in a hermetic environment, biogas plants shouldn’t produce unpleasant […]

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Wastewater Odour Control: An Evolution of Technologies

Wastewater treatment plants produce significant volumes of odour that must be treated before contaminated air can be exhausted outdoors.   Most odours produced during wastewater treatment result from anaerobic decomposition of organic matter. Sulphur, nitrogen and methane are released during this process, as are H2S and ammonia. The result is a potent mix of gaseous […]

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How To Control Food Factory Odours

Food factories generate significant volumes of odour the most offensive of which is hydrogen sulphide gasses (H2S). This smells like rotting eggs and is intolerable. Food processing also generate VOCs, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, acids, ammonia, amines and mercaptans which can be equally offensive. Add fats, greases, sludges, slurries and high temperatures to the mix, and […]

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Where can odour control be used

Where can odour control be used?

Odours are a by-product of many industrial processes, including wastewater treatment, incineration, crude oil refinement, chemical processing and food production. These odours become a problem when they cause a nuisance. This can lead to complaints and attract attention from councils who can serve an abatement notice. There are several technologies we can use to control […]

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What Are The Best Odour Control Solutions?

To achieve a desired level of odour control it is necessary to select and size the correct odour control system, and the filtration technologies specified will determine what odours are removed and the removal efficiency. Some of the best odour control solutions we offer include chemical scrubbers (ChemKlean®), biological (LavaRok®) filters, OdaCompact® systems, Hi-Flow CuCarb […]

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How Industrial Companies Can Use Odour Control To Reduce Negative Impact On The Environment

When industrial odours aren’t controlled they pollute the local environment. This is unpleasant for members of the public and other local businesses. It can also create poor working conditions that affect employee health and morale. From an environmental perspective, air pollution is bad news because it affects the quality of the air we breathe. While […]

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How to Maintain an Odour Control System

Service and maintenance is key to ensuring that your odour control system continues to work as intended and is safe to use. Without service and maintenance, your odour control system will be susceptible to problems like failing components, a build-up of residue (limescale, sludge, etc.) in scrubbers and vessels and electrical and mechanical bugs. These […]

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Common problems in Odour Control

Common Problems in Odour Control

Problem odours are a by-product of many industrial processes such as wastewater treatment, incineration and chemical processing. These odours must be controlled to minimise their impact on the environment. The common problems in odour control include: How to define and characterise what odours are being produced Selecting and sizing the correct odour control system Creating […]

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Odour Control in Sewage

Odour control in sewage treatment

Sewage treatment plants must route odours through odour control systems to control air pollution. Ventilation systems are useless on their own for odour control if all they do is vent odours out into the atmosphere. This setup would only pollute the atmosphere and cause a nuisance with the local population. It may even get you […]

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LEV & GEV Surveys

Where a business produces airborne contaminants in the workplace, there is a legal and insurance-based requirement to protect workers’ health by controlling exposure to contaminants. Control is achieved with an LEV or GEV system. The question of whether LEV and GEV surveys are necessary is a plain matter of requirement. HSE’s Control of Substances Hazardous […]

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The Consequences if Odour Control isn't implemented

The Consequences if Odour Control isn’t implemented

Wastewater treatment, chemical processing, waste incineration and food production can all contribute to industrial odours. Many industrial sectors and municipal wastewater treatment works can release unpleasant odours into the air which can travel for miles before becoming a nuisance. Different environmental factors can also play a key role in increasing the effect of offensive odours. […]

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Odour Masking Vs Odour Control

It is a common misconception that these two terminologies are identical to each other but in reality, they are poles apart. We at OSIL are here to guide you through the differences. Odour Masking The simplest comparison of industrial Odour Masking is the domestic air-fresheners when introduced into a room at a high concentration they […]

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Case Study: United Utilities

Tube Vent Units Project Description New storm tanks have been installed in and around Oldham. Vents were needed to allow air to be drawn in when the storm tanks were been emptied and air to be pushed out when they fill up. When this air leaves the storm tank it could be odorous and this […]

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Moving forward with COVID-19

Putting People First Due to the rapidly evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to give some clarity and reassurance on how we intend to operate for the foreseeable future. OSIL will continue to operate at full capacity in order to support you on a day-to-day basis. We are aware of the strain being […]

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How Does Odour Control Work?

A lot of people don’t realise that waste handlers and other industrial environments deal with a wide array of unpleasant odours on a daily basis. Not only can these fugitive emissions make it difficult for people to work, but they can also travel in the air with the right meteorological conditions causing a nuisance to […]

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Case Study: May Gurney

Whitlingham SBT, Odour Abatement System: LavaRok® Biofilter, CuCarbs®, Fans, Ductwork & Covers Project Description Odour abatement of H2 S and ammonia extracted from covered tanks through an OSIL LavaRok® Biofilter followed by dual CuCarb® activated carbon polishing units capable of a 99% removal of 30ppm NH3 and 100ppm H2 S from a 12,500mÑ/h air stream. Final effluent water is continually sprayed over the graded LavaRok® pebbles to […]

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Case Study: Timothy Taylor & Co. Ltd

Keighley Brewery – Odour Control Plant  Project Description OSIL were invited to design, supply and install an odour control plant to capture and treat the odours from Timothy Taylor’s new effluent plant. The system was designed to extract 1,550m³/h from the sludge thickening building and comprises a range of interconnecting ducting, an extraction fan and […]

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Ken Cockram Retires

Ken Cockram, (Proposals Manager) retired the end of June after 8 years service with OSIL.   Ken introduced some very useful procedures to the Company.    We will all miss him, but hopefully he’ll pop in and see us from time to time.    Enjoy your retirement Ken.

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Ron Hayden & Bill Thompson join OSIL

We are pleased to welcome new OSIL team members Ron Hayden & Bill Thompson in the role of Service & Maintenance Engineer and Project Engineer respectively. The company has continued to grow in regular service & maintenance of odour control systems across the waste water industry, the appointment of Ron & Bill will further provide […]

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Achilles UVDB Certification

We are pleased to announce for the third year running that OSIL have been awarded the Achilles UVDB Verify Audit Certification, Category B1, achieving an amazing 100% in all four categories!   We are all proud to be part of such a fantastic result.  

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OSIL attends 2017 British Water Charity Golf Day

OSIL attended British Water’s Charity Golf Day, supported by Water Active, on 29th June at Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa Resort. This year’s Winning Team included Roger Tucker from Viking Johnson, Matt Rolls representing Evoqua Water Technologies and our Neil Cunliffe and Matt Wilkes of Odour Services International Ltd.  This is the fourth year in […]

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OSIL achieve highest accreditation score with Achilles UVDB Verify Category B1 todate

Achilles – UVDB – Verify Audit Certificate 2017-18 Odour Services International Limited (OSIL) are pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Achilles UVDB Verify Category B1 Accreditation for the second year in succession. The accreditation was awarded following a rigorous independent audit and evaluation of our Head Office and Site Management Systems and […]

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OSIL awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

OSIL ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Approval OSIL are pleased to advise that we have successfully achieved approval to ISO9001:2015. OSIL received accreditation from LRQA on 23rd January 2017. This accreditation certifies OSIL’s quality management systems under the terms set out under United Kingdom’s Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation was the result of a thorough quality […]

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Emergency ductwork repair works completed

As all good emergency works are required OSIL received a request late last week to urgently repair ductwork that had significantly split on a large odour control system in Thames Water. The split had occurred at a segment joint of the 1 meter diameter 90 degree bend. The case of failure was due to ductwork […]

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Neil Cunliffe joins OSIL

OSIL are pleased to announce that Neil Cunliffe has joined us in the role of regional service & maintenance manager. The company has continued to grow in regular servicing of odour control systems, Neil has a wide range of experience in having previously worked with Thames Water for over 30 years. His process knowledge and […]

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The benefits of planned service and maintenance

OSIL believes the key to achieving optimum operating efficiency is underpinned by a planned, routine Service and Maintenance regime. In addition to performance related benefits, customers embracing this service have seen significant cost savings and improved relationships with regulators, local authorities and nearby residential areas. Planned maintenance programmes are designed to ensure that any potential […]

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‘WIL-KO’ ready for big bout

  OSIL Project Engineer Matt Wilkes spends most of time during the week helping clients to combat odour and air pollution. But, on Saturday, he will be hoping to benefit from a few fresh air shots himself when he takes to the boxing ring for the first time. After three months of rigorous training Wilkes, […]

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OSIL Complete South West Water Refurbishment Works

OSIL have completed odour control refurbishment works on several sites within South West Water.   The works included both shell and carbon media changes.   Removal of the old faulty existing Control Unit, irrigation pipework upgrade, modification of the existing ductwork and stack and installation of a new Cucarb® Deep Bed Filter. Marcus Rose and Ron Hayden […]

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