Cat C280-12 Marine Generator Set

Overview
Minimum Rating
3520 ekW (4400 kVA)
Maximum Rating
3640 ekW (4550 kVA)
Frequency
50 Hz or 60 Hz

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
3520 ekW (4400 kVA)
Maximum Rating
3640 ekW (4550 kVA)
Frequency
50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed
1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Minimum Rating
3520 ekW (4400 kVA)
Maximum Rating
3640 ekW (4550 kVA)
Frequency
50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed
1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 2, IMO II
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 2, IMO II

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Aspiration
Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore
11 in
Stroke
12 in
Displacement
13,546 in3
Governor Type
Electronic
Fuel System
EUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz
13
Compression Ratio 60 Hz
13:1
Aspiration
Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore
11 in
Stroke
12 in
Displacement
13,546 in³
Governor Type
Electronic
Engine Model
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Generator Set Dimensions

Length
317 in
Width
77 in
Height
155 in
Weight (Estimated)
25,000 lb
Length
317 in
Width
77 in
Height
155 in
Weight - Estimated
25,000 lb

A3 ECU - Advantages

CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing

CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing

A3 ECU - Electronic Advantages

Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

A3 ECU - Data Advantages through J1939 Link

Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Customer Interface Panel

Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List), Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection

Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List), Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection

Electronic Unit Injectors

“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required

“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated
  • Control System
    • Single Caterpillar® A3 electronic control unit (ECU) with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp, 24 volt power required to drive ECUs)
  • Cooling System
    • Engine coolant water drains
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38° C), fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side), duplex fuel filters, electronically controlled unit injectors
  • Lube Oil System
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff, service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve, filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump, can be serviced with the engine running, oil filler and dipstick valve, oil pressure regulating valves, crankcase explosion relief valves
  • General
    • Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature
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