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Marine Generator Sets

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Cat C280-16 Marine Generator Set

  • Specification Summary

  • Minimum Rating 4700 ekW (5875 kVA)
  • Maximum Rating 4840 ekW (6050 kVA)
  • Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Speed 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
  • Specification Sheet


Product Details

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 4700 ekW (5875 kVA)
Maximum Rating 4840 ekW (6050 kVA)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions EPA Tier 2, IMO II

Engine Specifications

Configuration Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore 280.0 mm
Stroke 300.0 mm
Displacement 296.0 L
Governor Type Electronic
Fuel System EUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz 13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz 13:1

Generator Set Dimensions

Length 9314.0 mm
Width 1990.0 mm
Height 4167.0 mm
Weight 31000 kg/ 68343 lb (engine dry weight), 18145 kg/ 40000 lb (generator weight)
  • 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
  • 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 e
    • General
      •  Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature
    • Torsional coupling
      • Fresh water heat exchanger
        • Fuel cooler
          • Expansion tank
            • Emergency pumps and connections
              • Jacket water heater
                • Flexible connections
                  • Anti-vibration isolators
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