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Global Warming Presents a Challenge for Mankind

Century Mechanical in Mumbai Provides Insulation Solutions throughout the Country to help Reduce Energy Consumption

Exxon Scientists Identified Fossil Fuel Consumption as a Major Problem in 1970’s.


In Mumbai, India, there is a company that is doing its part to reduce energy consumption by providing high quality, cutting edge insulation products made by top global manufacturers. Century Mechanical Systems (CMS) India is part of the CMS Group, based in Saudi Arabia. CMS Group is ISO 9001 certified and has been in business since 1982.

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Climate Change -- A Long Standing Problem


Writing for Inside Climate Change (ICN), Pulitzer Prize winners Lisa Song and David Hasemyer, along with Neela Banerjee reported on Sep 16, 2015 about a meeting held in July 1977 between James F. Black and Exxon's Management Committee. Black, a top technical expert in Exxon's Research & Engineering division, told the group that “there is general scientific agreement that the most likely manner in which mankind is influencing the global climate is through carbon dioxide release from the burning of fossil fuels." There were still some uncertainties within the scientific community about the scope of change and all of the factors which affected global warming, but within a year he had delivered an even stronger message, that there was a 5 to 10 year window of opportunity to do something before “hard decisions regarding changes in energy strategies might become critical."

For the next decade plus, Exxon invested resources into researching the connection between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Exxon used expert scientists and performed multiple empirical studies. ICN reporters interviewed Exxon employees from the period and uncovered documents relating to the company’s findings. One manager wrote in 1978 "This may be the kind of opportunity that we are looking for to have Exxon technology, management and leadership resources put into the context of a project aimed at benefitting mankind." The head of the carbon dioxide research effort wrote "This team must be recognized for its excellence in the scientific community, the government, and internally by Exxon management."

By 1982, Exxon’s management had its answer in an internal document: things were worse than Black thought five years earlier. Without “major reductions in fossil fuel combustion….some potentially catastrophic events `[ ] must be considered…."Once the effects are measurable, they might not be reversible."

According to the INC report, Exxon researchers published their results in at least three peer-reviewed papers in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and an American Geophysical Union monograph. But its annual reports to securities and communications with shareholders downplayed or omitted the conclusions of Exxon’s own scientists regarding the consequences of burning fossil fuels on global warming.

Things changed in 1988, however, when a U.S. senator, in response to expert climate change testimony, announced that it was time for Congress to take action. Exxon’s response was to lobby against laws intended to reduce fossil fuel emissions. The company also poured money into efforts to cast doubt on the science regarding climate change. This campaign lasted for twenty years.

Today, the scientific consensus remains on the side of those who urge mankind to burn less fossil fuels. And some companies are taking positive actions to make that happen, through alternative fuel sources and conservation. On the conservation front, one of the most effective ways to reduce consumption is through effective insulation. In residential and industrial buildings, heating and cooling the space is can be 40% of total energy consumption, with 30% or more of that represented by thermal loss.

Reducing Consumption through Conservation


For customers in India, CMS India provides products engineered and manufactured by Century as well as such international brands as Owens Corning, Foster and Duro Dyne. Customers can choose among insulated ductwork, adhesives and other duct installation accessories, tubing insulation and sheet insulation.

Much research and development goes into producing ever more efficient insulation products. For instance, Century ROCKWOOL® is made by melting basalt and spinning it into fibers, then coating it to make it waterproof. The same material can be found in the company’s insulated ducts. Products sold by CMS India have received multiple certifications such as IS 8183/1993, ASTM-C-612, BS 363^8, ISO 354, ASTM C423-9OA, BS 476 & ASTM E84.

Judged by the Company you Keep


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CMS India has managed to keep an impressive client list, including Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Noida Power Company, National Thermal Power Company, Honeywell Automation, SAHARA, Reliance Eng. Services, and Fiat.

Innovation has made it possible for CMS India to maintain such an impressive book of business. The parent company introduced a number of products for the first time to customers in the Middle East, and the trend continues in India. CMS India was the first distributor in the country to offer Owens Corning blanket fibreglass insulation, the first to offer Supaflex® flexible ducts, and a pioneer in making nitrile rubber available to HVAC installers and CMS ships all over the country to satisfied customers throughout India. Because of its commitment to continuous quality improvement, Century Mechanical in Mumbai has been selected to receive the BID Quality Crown Award for 2015 at the convention in London.

ABOUT BID AND THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CROWN AWARD:


BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.

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