The steel is distributed worldwide through specialised companies known as Creusabro® partners. One of the most active in Europe is Bergs Mekaniska, a steel service centre with facilities in Sweden. The company is also responsible for marketing and sales of Creusabro® in Finland and Norway. Bergs Mekaniska regularly run fields tests of Creusabro® which consistently prove the benefits of the steel, particularly in mining and quarrying operations.
Alloying elements give the steel additional properties such as its heat resistance up to 450°C. That makes it ideal for applications such as an asphalt mixing drum – the subject of a recent Bergs Mekaniska field test. “Creusabro® was compared to HB 450, a standard wear-resistant grade, over a period of nine months in the lining of a gravel-drying drum,” says Per-Inge Berg, Director of Bergs Mekaniska. “The drum is used to dry gravel at heat as part of the asphalt production process. Over the nine months, the Creusabro® 8000 grade outperformed HB 450 by more than 50 percent.”