Scalco, V.

General Atomics, San Diego, California

Since 1997, Victor Scalco has been an integral part of process design and developmental downstream solutions for hydrocarbon recovery. Working in support of key players in the industry, his present position allows for new development of filtration and separation systems. He is principally involved in technical development and training with EPC and FCC/RFCC licensors worldwide. His experience includes program development for commercial applications, scoping studies and commissioning. He holds an MA degree from San Diego State University and has worked for more than 20 yr in the design and implementation of hydrocarbon filtration systems.

The plight of the modern refinery: Racing to meet IMO 2020 regulations

Scalco, V., General Atomics

When Kitack Lim won his second, four-year term as the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November 2018, it solidified the organization’s aggressive 2020 deadline for a global < 0.5%="" sulfur="" limit="" on="" fuel="" oil="" used="" onboard="" ships.="" this="" reduced="" sulfur="" requirement,="" commonly="" known="" as="" imo="" 2020,="" squeezes="" the="" oil="" and="" gas="" industry,="" confounding="" the="" medium-="" and="" small-size="" refineries="" that="" struggle="" to="" produce="" low-sulfur="" fuel="" oil="" (lsfo),="" and="" wracking="" the="" nerves="" of="" maritime="" freight="" shippers="" facing="" volatile="" fuel="">

Optimize value from FCC bottoms

Paraskos, J., PRO-TECH Associates; Scalco, V., General Atomics

Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is one of the most versatile and profitable upgrading processes in a refinery. FCC has maintained its place in the refinery through a series of evolutionary changes to m..