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THE PRODUCT

Q: Why does CrC have such a Long-Life?

A: Look at the road outside. The hard stone pieces are held in place by a soft tar matrix. It lasts for years. Our CrC (with MaxCS™) works on the same principal. Chromium at 24% is “alloyed” to Carbon at 4% forming Carbides (CrC). These have a hardness of 1800 V.P.N. (very hard!) and are held in place by an iron (steel) matrix (”glue”).
Now you have our LONG-LIFE CrC liners!

EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF CHROMIUM CARBIDES (CrC) LONG-LIFE WEAR PLATES

Chromium Carbide (CrC) alloys have wonderful properties:

  • Rio-Carb exploits this to the full with its MaxCS™ development,
  • Rio-Carb liners have a combination of abrasion resistant Chromium Carbide alloy, fused onto a ductile and weldable mild steel base plate,
  • The CrC alloy consists of CrC particles suspended in a hard and stable matrix,
  • The carbide hardness is approx 1800 VPN,
  • The matrix is 450 Brinell, giving a macro-hardness of 56-58 Rc,
  • The relief checks are desirable and indicate there is no cracking away of the hard layer from the mild steel base.

There is no commercial steel product available that equals the wear protection and cost effectiveness of our CrC + MaxCS™

LONG-LIFE CrC liners