Odour Research Laboratories Australia (ORLA) was established in 1983 by Peter Stephenson and Margot Kimber and is regarded as a leading Australian-owned environmental management consulting company with particular expertise and reputation in air quality management.
ORLA uses the process of Olfactometry to determine the strength of odours emitted from pollutant sources. The strength of the odours is measured in our own on site lab by our specially trained panellists.
Our principal consultant and Managing Director, Peter Stephenson, with 30 years experience consulting in the environmental and industrial pollution field, leads a team of experienced full-time staff whose qualifications include biochemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, environmental science, environmental auditing, marketing and media communications. The company has extensive experience in environmental management including the monitoring, analysis and control of emissions to atmosphere – stack, ambient, air toxics and odour. Director Margot Kimber, with a background in publishing, project management and tertiary lecturing, co-ordinates the reporting of all projects.