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Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
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ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Lead and Lead Alloys

Published:
1998
Page range:
602 - 608

Abstract

This article discusses the properties, primary and secondary production, product forms and applications of various grades of lead and lead-base alloys with the aid of several tables and illustrations. It lists the Unified Numbering System (UNS) designations for various pure lead grades and lead-base alloys grouped according to nominal chemical composition. The properties of lead that make it useful in a wide variety of applications are also discussed. The largest use of lead is in lead-acid storage batteries. Other applications include ammunition, cable sheathing, cast products such as type metals, terneplate, foils, and building construction materials. Lead is also used as an alloying element in steel and in copper alloys to improve machinability. The article concludes with information on the principles of lead corrosion, corrosion resistance of lead in water, atmospheres, underground ducts, soil and chemicals.

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1998. "Lead and Lead Alloys", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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