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Marine Generator Sets

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C1.5 Marine Generator Set Engine

Cat® C1.5 Diesel Marine Generator Set has single phase ratings of 50 Hertz at 10.0 ekW and 60 Hertz at 12.0 ekW that meet U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU IW emission standards. The Cat® C1.5 also has three phase ratings of 50 Hertz at 11.0 ekW and 60 Hertz at 13.0 ekW that meet U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU IW emissions standards. This generator set is available in 12 or 24 volt as an open gen set or as an enclosed package.

  • Specification Summary

  • Minimum Rating 10 ekW (10 kVA)
  • Maximum Rating 13.5 ekW (13.5 kVA)
  • Emissions 60 Hz meets EPA Tier 3*, 50 Hz meets EU 97/68EC Stage II regulations
  • Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz

Product Details

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 10 ekW (10 kVA)
Maximum Rating 13.5 ekW (13.5 kVA)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed 1500 rpm (50Hz) or 1800 rpm (60 Hz)

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions 60 Hz meets EPA Tier 3*, 50 Hz meets EU 97/68EC Stage II regulations

Engine Specifications

Configuration C1.5, In-line 3, 4-Stroke-Cycle-Diesel
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Displacement 1.5 L
Governor Type Electrical Isochronous

Generator Specifications

Excitation AREP
Insulation Class H
Voltage Regulation ±0.5%
Frame Size 1.5

Generator Set Dimensions

Weight 319 kg/703 lbs (open), 368 kg/811 lbs (enclosed)
Length 37.4 in/962 mm (open), 40 in/1021 mm (enclosed)
Width 21 in/533 mm (open), 24 in/608 mm (enclosed)
Height 27.5 in/699 mm (open), 28 in/710 mm (enclosed)
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Air cleaner, single element canister type with rain cap (open generator set only)
  • Control System
    •  Electronic isochronous governor
  • Cooling System
    •  Belt-driven centrifugal jacket water pump
    •  gear-driven seawater pump
    •  heat exchanger with copper nickel tubes
    •  expansion tank
  • Belt-driven centrifugal jacket water pump
    • gear-driven seawater pump
      • heat exchanger with copper nickel tubes
        • expansion tank
          • Exhaust System
            •  Watercooled exhaust manifold and elbow
          • Fuel System
            •  Fuel filter — RH or LH service
            •  fuel priming
            •  fuel transfer pump
            •  flexible fuel lines
          • Generator
            •  Single Phase
          • Lube System
            •  Lubricating oil
            •  oil filter (RH)
            •  dipstick (RH)
            •  fumes disposal (closed system)
          • Lubricating oil
            • oil filter (RH)
              • dipstick (RH)
                • fumes disposal (closed system)
                  • Mounting System
                    •  Anti-vibration mounts, connected to drip tray and steel base sitting on PVC foam sound-absorbent pad
                  • Protection System
                    •  Electronic automatic safety shutdown for low oil pressure, high water temperature, high exhaust (wet exhaust only) temperature, and overspeed
                  • Electronic automatic safety shutdown for low oil pressure, high water temperature, high exhaust (wet exhaust only) temperature, and overspeed
                    • Starting System
                      •  12 or 24 volt electronic starting motor, 12 volt 55 amp alternator
                    • General
                      •  Single-side service (RH), decals, literature
                    • Sound attenuated enclosure
                      • Deluxe instrument panel
                        • Basic instrument panel
                          • Remote instrument panel extension harness
                            • AC circuit breakers
                              • Flexible fuel lines
                                • Primary fuel filter/water separator
                                  • Siphon break
                                    • Keel-cooling kit
                                      • Exhaust system components
                                        • Oil drain pump
                                          • Insulated electric system
                                            • Noise reducing air inlet duct
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