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Land Mechanical Engines

Oil and gas producers have relied on Caterpillar since the industry's earliest days. For 60 years, we've powered the petroleum business on land. Now we go with it onto the ocean, hundred of miles out, thousands of feet down.

C15 ACERT Land Mechanical Drilling Engine

Cat C15 ACERT engines are the ideal solution for your demanding operations in the oilfield. Decades of field operation and intense research and development allow Cat C15 ACERT engines to deliver excellent performance with low operating costs and emissions. This is an ideal engine for land mechanical drilling applications such as mud pump drives. Cat C15 ACERT™ Industrial Diesel Engine. Ratings: 328-444 bkW (440-595 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.

  • Specification Summary

  • Minimum Rating 328.0 bkW
  • Maximum Rating 444.0 bkW
  • Emissions EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA
  • Rated Speed 1800.0 RPM
  • Specification Sheet

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Product Details

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating 328.0 bkW
Maximum Rating 444.0 bkW
Emissions EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA
Rated Speed 1800.0 RPM
Bore 137.2 mm
Stroke 171.0 mm
Displacement 15.2 L
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Governor and Protection ADEM A3
Engine Weight, net dry 1245.0 kg
Oil Change Interval 250
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise
Flywheel and Flywheel Housing SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1
Flywheel Teeth 136 (SAE 0), 113 (SAE 1)

Capacity for Liquids

Minimum Cooling System (engine only) 20.8 L

Dimensions

Length 1377.0 mm
Width 927.0 mm
Height 1227.0 mm
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Single turbocharger, mid-mounted, inlet 152.4 mm (6 in), hose connection
  • Control System
    •  Electronic governing, PTO speed control
    •  Programmable ratings
    •  Cold mode start strategy
    •  Automatic altitude compensation
    •  Power compensation for fuel temperature
    •  Programmable low and high idle and TEL
    •  Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
    •  Engine monitoring and protection system (speed, temperature, pressure)
    •  J1939 Broadcast (diagnostic, engine status, and control)
  • Cooling System
    •  Thermostats and housing — outlet vertical
    •  Jacket water pump — gear-driven, centrifugal, RH
    •  RH front water pump inlet
    •  All plugs/fittings are STOR for lines gp water
  • Thermostats and housing — outlet vertical
    • Jacket water pump — gear-driven, centrifugal, RH
      • RH front water pump inlet
        • All plugs/fittings are STOR for lines gp water
          • Exhaust System
            •  Exhaust manifold — dry
            •  Front turbo exhaust
            •  Full marmon connection, maximum load 10 kg for direct connection to turbo
          • Exhaust manifold — dry
            • Front turbo exhaust
              • Full marmon connection, maximum load 10 kg for direct connection to turbo
                • Flywheels and Flywheel Housings
                  •  See Mandatory Options
                • See Mandatory Options
                  • Fuel System
                    •  MEUI system
                    •  Fuel filter, secondary, mid-mount (LH 2 micron high performance)
                    •  Fuel transfer pump, LH front
                    •  Fuel priming pump, LH mid-mount
                    •  Fuel sample valve, mounted on fuel filter base
                  • MEUI system
                    • Fuel filter, secondary, mid-mount (LH 2 micron high performance)
                      • Fuel transfer pump, LH front
                        • Fuel priming pump, LH mid-mount
                          • Fuel sample valve, mounted on fuel filter base
                            • Lube System
                              •  Crankcase breather — rear valve cover
                              •  Oil cooler — RH
                              •  Oil filter — RH
                              •  Oil pan — front sump
                              •  Oil filler — LH front
                              •  Oil dipstick — LH front
                              •  Oil pump
                              •  Oil valve sampling — on oil filter base
                            • Crankcase breather — rear valve cover
                              • Oil cooler — RH
                                • Oil filter — RH
                                  • Oil pan — front sump
                                    • Oil filler — LH front
                                      • Oil dipstick — LH front
                                        • Oil pump
                                          • Oil valve sampling — on oil filter base
                                            • Mounting System
                                              •  Front support (shipping only)
                                            • Power Take-Offs
                                              •  Crankshaft pulley, 203.2 mm (8 in), 3 grooves 292.1 mm (11.5 in) 1 groove, all 15.9 mm (.63 in) width
                                              •  Hydraulic pump drive, SAE A, 11 tooth
                                            • Crankshaft pulley, 203.2 mm (8 in), 3 grooves 292.1 mm (11.5 in) 1 groove, all 15.9 mm (.63 in) width
                                              • Hydraulic pump drive, SAE A, 11 tooth
                                                • General
                                                  •  Vibration damper
                                                  •  Paint — Cat yellow
                                                  •  Lifting eyes
                                                  •  Automatic variable timing, electronic
                                                  •  Electronic installation kit 70-pin connector (connectors, pins, sockets)
                                                  •  Literature group owner and operator
                                                • Mandatory Options
                                                  •  Throttle position sensor
                                                  •  Exhaust system — front or rear
                                                  •  Flywheel housing or rear PTO
                                                  •  Primary filter/water separator
                                                • Transmission Arrangement
                                                  •  Transmission cooler
                                                  •  Tool set
                                                • Air Compressor
                                                  •  Air chambers
                                                  •  Air compressor governor
                                                • Air Inlet System
                                                  •  Air cleaners
                                                  •  Precleaners
                                                  •  Air lines
                                                  •  Air inlet gasket
                                                • Air cleaners
                                                  • Precleaners
                                                    • Air lines
                                                      • Air inlet gasket
                                                        • Charging System
                                                          •  Charging alternators
                                                          •  Alternator mountings
                                                          •  Alternator wiring
                                                          •  Circuit breaker mountings
                                                          •  Alternator belt guard
                                                        • Charging alternators
                                                          • Alternator mountings
                                                            • Alternator wiring
                                                              • Circuit breaker mountings
                                                                • Alternator belt guard
                                                                  • Cooling System
                                                                    •  Radiator — installed
                                                                    •  Radiator — ship loose
                                                                    •  Fan drive f/u/w Caterpillar installed radiator
                                                                    •  Fan drives for customer-supplied radiators
                                                                    •  Fan height instructions
                                                                    •  Vee belts for customer-supplied radiators
                                                                    •  Aftercooler lines f/u/w Caterpillar installed radiator
                                                                    •  Rear-facing exhaust
                                                                    •  Aftercooler lines
                                                                    •  Suction fan adapters — attaches fan to fan pulley
                                                                    •  Blower fan adapter — attaches fan to fan pulley
                                                                    •  Blower fan
                                                                    •  Suction fan
                                                                    •  Fan belt tightener
                                                                    •  Coolant level sensor
                                                                    •  Dry charge coolant conditioners
                                                                    •  Dry charge coolant conditioner element
                                                                  • Exhaust System
                                                                    •  Turbo exhaust connection
                                                                    •  Flexible fitting
                                                                    •  Elbows
                                                                    •  Flanges
                                                                    •  Dry elbow
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