Robust integrity management and the culture underneath it is the single most important characteristic of the world’s best refineries. Achieving this is a constant challenge for refinery management and staff alike, but clearly, to meet that challenge, technology, money and algorithms can only achieve a fraction of what is needed. Integrity is achieved primarily through a shared understanding of the nature of many threats to equipment integrity and a shared perception of the ways these threats can be controlled: established, contained, neutralized or mitigated. Integrity management is not only about control; it also requires assurance of control, which Risk-based Integrity Management can deliver. The course will address the threats to static equipment in the more vulnerable and critical refinery processes such as atmospheric and vacuum distillation, hydro-processing, cracking as well as the peripheral and utility processes such as gas treating, sour water stripping, sulphur recovery and steam boilers. This is achieved through a step by step explanation of the corrosion mechanisms and the physical and chemical actors that drive them. Qualitatively and where possible, quantitatively.