Many pipeline integrity issues are the result of external corrosion or stress corrosion cracking. Each of these failure modes relies on the interaction of exposed steel with a corrosive environment. Modern coating systems have been developed that reduce the potential for such failures. This paper will review coating selection and developments for pipeline protection. Recent failures of high integrity coatings will be discussed in terms of the risk to pipeline integrity. Read more about how you can select the right coating for your application.