BO 131-03 Ford Interior Odor Testing

Our Automotive Testing lab at ATS has the capacity to perform the BO 131-03 Interior Odor Test for Ford automobiles.

The BO 131-03 Interior Odor Test defines the process used to test the odor arising from interiors that conduct air into the main cabin compartments of Ford automobiles. The BO-131 Ford Interior Odor Test is conducted as follows:

  • The sample material is hooked onto wire ring and suspended into a jar (with or without water)
  • The sample is exposed to one of the 4 specified conditions for the pre-determined amount of time and temperature
  • Evaluation of odor from the jar by a third-party assessor, using a 6-grade scale to rate the intensity ranging from not perceptible to extremely disturbing

A test report, defining the methodology and findings, is then constructed.

Testing Capabilities

BO 131-03 Ford Interior Odor Tests are conducted on-site within one of our automotive testing labs. Methodologies followed within the automotive testing labs at ATS are ISO 9001-certified to ensure expert proficiency for client confidence. Our environmental testing lab also offers the following automotive testing services:

  • Thermal cycling
  • Salt Spray/Salt Fog
  • Cyclic corrosion
  • Ultraviolet weathering (Xenon Arc, Fluorescent UV)
  • Vibration and shock
  • Ingress Protection (water, dust, solids)

About Applied Technical Services

For over 50 years, Applied Technical Services has been a premier engineering consulting firm, offering inspection and testing services to clients in numerous professions. With over 750 employees, ATS experts are adept at utilizing advanced technology to uncover the technical solutions necessary for excellence. Our findings are detailed and accurate, with the capacity to report results within 3 to 5 business days.

ATS Quality Assurance Programs

We at ATS possess a Quality System throughout our mission in the constant improvement of our services. All ATS professionals are qualified, administering services in compliance with the applicable industry standards. Our dedicated Quality Assurance Department sets measurable goals vital for progression in our continued quality enhancement.

ATS Accreditations and Certifications include:

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Competency of Testing and Calibration Labs
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management
  • 10CFR50 Appendix B Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear
  • Nadcap

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