57. Lead and Lead Alloys

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. F. E. Goodwin

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch57

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodwin, F. E. (2011) Lead and Lead Alloys, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch57

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • lead and lead alloys - amphoteric nature of lead, susceptible to attack by acids and alkalis under certain conditions;
  • corrosion in chemical media, effect of pH - on corrosion of lead and lead alloys in seawater;
  • galvanic coupling, and galvanic action - inconsequential, formation of insoluble insulating film of lead sulfate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General corrosion characteristics

  • Corrosion in chemical media

  • Galvanic coupling

  • Mechanical and metallurgical factors

  • Atmospheric corrosion

  • Corrosion of buried medium-voltage power cable

  • Protection measures

  • Lead alloys

  • References