E309L-16 stainless steel stick welding electrode is to weld stainless steel unalloyed or welding to low-alloy and carbon steels, as well as be used for welding some high temperature steels. It is superior to 308L. E309L-16 features smooth arc with uniform and flat and uniform weld bead. Low carbon content will reduce carbide precipitation thus increase the resistance to inter-granular corrosion. Suitable for welding heat-resistant base metal of similar composition. Also for cladding over carbon/low alloy steels.