Tradeweld E316L-16 is a low carbon rutile steel electrode. Easy to weld in all positions (except vertical down). The smooth arc transfer characteristics leaves low spatter levels, excellent bead shape and good slag removal. Applications for Tradeweld E316L-16 include the single and multi-pass welding of matching molybdenum content bearing stainless steel such as 301, 302, 303, 304, and 304L types. The 2.5% molybdenum content gives an increased resistance to pitting, corrosion & raises the creep strength for higher temperatures applications.