High-Temperature Corrosion in Gas Turbines and Steam Boilers by Fuel Impurities—Part V: Lead Containing Slags

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M. J. Zetlmeisl, W. R. May, R. R. Annand

Tretolite Division, Petrolite Corp., St. Louis, Mo.

J. Eng. Power 97(3), 441-447 (Jul 01, 1975) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446028 History: Received July 29, 1974; Online July 14, 2010


The effect of lead on the corrosivity and friability of slags containing various ratios of sodium, vanadium, magnesium, and silicon has been evaluated. The application of the linear polarization technique was demonstrated. Lead produces very corrosive melts and tenacious slags. Magnesium will inhibit corrosion to acceptable levels and produce friable slags at 800 °C with a 4 to 1 ratio of additive to vanadium plus lead and a sodium to vanadium plus lead ratio no greater than 0.1. To produce friable slags at 900°, sodium must first be reduced to a sodium to vanadium plus lead ratio of 0.01. Second, a magnesium-silicon additive must be used at a 6 to 1 ratio of additive to vanadium plus lead. The corrosion rates of lead containing melts increases rapidly with sodium level.

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