ZrO2-SiO2 coatings deposited on 316 L stainless steel were prepared to protect chemically the substrates by sol-gel process using Zr(OC3H7 n)4/Si(OC2H5)4 as precursors. The influence of the ZrO2-SiO2 coatings on the corrosion resistance of the 316 L stainless steel was evaluated with the potentiodynamic polarization curves in deareated 15% H2SO4 solutions at 25, 40 and 50 °C . Comparative test was performed on uncoated one. The values of the electrochemical parameters explain how. ZrO2-SiO2 films increase the resistance of stainless steel against corrosion.