This study demonstrates the powerful capabilities of a Zetium, combined with the Stratos module for determining the mass thickness of chrome on zinc coatings on steel. This was achieved using only bulk standards instead of costly in-type standards.
An important application of Stratos is the analysis of chromium and zinc coatings on steel. Zinc coatings are extremely useful in automotive and building industries. Because of their high resistance to corrosion, zinc coatings protect steel from rusting. Moreover, chrome coatings protect zinc from white corrosion and thus further extend the lifetime of steel.