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Offshore Generator Sets

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.

C280-6 Offshore Generator Set

The C280-6 generator set incorporates years of proven success of the 3600 engine with the latest technology in electronics. The result is a fully integrated solution that is ideal for offshore operations. Ideal applications for the C280-6 offshore generator set are main power on-board drilling and production vessels and platforms. Complete package offerings are MCS type-approved and compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards, making integration of the Cat C280-12 generator set into the vessel a simplified operation. Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. Cat C280-6 offshore generator set. Ratings: 1661-1940 ekW (2076-2771 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Product Details

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating 1730.0 ekW
Maximum Rating 2030.0 ekW
Emissions IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Fuel System EUI
Engine Control Electronic ADEM™ A3
Generator Set Control Generator Monitoring System (GMS)
Oil Change Interval 1000.0 hr
Weight 41500.0 kg
Stroke 300.0 mm
Bore 280.0 mm
Displacement 111.0 L

Dimensions

Length 7441.0 mm
Height 2733.0 mm
Width 1818.0 mm

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System (Engine) 397.0 L
Lube Oil System (Refill) 867.0 L
  • Product Consist
    •  The engine is a turbocharged, aftercooled, four-strokecycle- diesel, electronic unit injection engine with a 280 mm (11 in) bore by 300 mm (11.8 in) stroke. SAE standard rotation is counterclockwise as viewed from the rear of engine flywheel.
  • Emissions Certifications
    •  GL and CCS approved IMO certificate — includes statement of compliance or Engine International Air Pollution Prevention (EIAPP) certificate, supplied by the Recognized Organization (RO) where available, and technical file to be kept on board per IMO
  • Marine Certification Society type-approval
    •  ABS, BV, CCS, DnV, GL, LRS
    •  Spray shielding to meet SOLAS regulations for flammable fluids
  • European Certifications
    •  Declaration of Incorporation for EU Machinery Safety
    •  Directive and EU Low Voltage Safety Directive
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Fresh water aftercooler, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    •  Air inlet shutoff
    •  Turbocharger, rear-mounted, oil lubricated
  • Control System
    •  Single Cat ADEM A3 electronic engine control module with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp 24V power required to drive electronic engine control modules)
  • Cooling System
    •  Gear-driven jacket water (JW) pump
    •  Gear-driven separate-circuit aftercooler/oil cooler (AC/OC) pump
    •  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 pump, gear-driven
      •  Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side)
      •  Duplex fuel filters, rear-engine-mounted
      •  Electronically controlled unit injectors
    • Lube 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
      •  Oil filler and dipstick
      •  Oil pressure regulating valve
      •  Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
      •  Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
      •  Intermittent air prelube
      •  Continuous electric prelube
      •  Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
      •  Oil pan drain valves
      •  Electric continuous prelube pump
      •  Lube oil heater
      •  Oil pump - gear drive
    • Protection System
      •  Crankcase explosion relief valves
      •  Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
      • Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation
        • Instrumentation
          •  PLC-based system provides protection, monitoring, and control housed in a NEMA 4 (IP66) enclosure.
        • PLC-based system provides protection, monitoring, and control housed in a NEMA 4 (IP66) enclosure.
          • General
            •  Service Literature
          • Air Inlet System
            •  90° adapter and straight adapters for air inlet to turbocharger Air cleaners
            •  Air cleaners with Cat dry paper filter elements (approximately 99.9% efficient at filtering SAE fine dust)
            •  Soot filter
          • Control System
            •  4-20 mA load feedback signal
            •  Load sharing module
            •  Direct rack module
          • Cooling System
            •  Separate Circuit Aftercooler (SCAC)
            •  Customer water connections
            •  Jacket water thermostats
            •  AC/OC thermostats
            •  Accessory module-mounted high volume expansion tank
            •  Jacket water heater
            •  Heat recovery connections and thermostats for use with water maker system
            •  ANSI connection adapters
          • Exhaust System
            •  Exhaust manifold shields
            •  Vertical or 30° outboard exhaust orientation options
            •  Exhaust outlet expanders and weld flanges
          • Fuel System
            •  Manual fuel priming pump
            •  Duplex primary fuel strainer
            •  Flexible fuel hose connections
          • Manual fuel priming pump
            • Duplex primary fuel strainer
              • Flexible fuel hose connections
                • Lube System
                  •  Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
                  •  Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
                  •  Intermittent air prelube
                  •  Continuous electric prelube
                  •  Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
                  •  Oil pan drain valves
                  •  Electric continuous prelube pump
                  •  Lube oil heater
                • Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
                  • Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
                    • Intermittent air prelube
                      • Continuous electric prelube
                        • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
                          • Oil pan drain valves
                            • Electric continuous prelube pump
                              • Lube oil heater
                                • Protection System
                                  •  Wiring meets MCS requirements
                                  •  Upgrade PLC monitor to industrial PC
                                  •  Upgrades AC/OC, JW and start air pressure from contactors to transducers
                                  •  Raw water/sea water pressure transducer
                                  •  Modbus communication
                                  •  Beacon and horn
                                  •  Single engine remote display monitor
                                  •  Emergency pump start signal
                                  •  Cabinet cooler
                                  •  Generator power monitoring
                                  •  Remote relay panel
                                  •  Turbocharger speed sensors
                                  •  Cylinder pressure relief valve
                                  •  Oil mist detector
                                  •  Flywheel and damper guards
                                • Mounting System
                                  •  Base aseembly
                                  •  Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates
                                • Base aseembly
                                  • Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates
                                    • Starting System
                                      •  Single turbine air starters
                                      •  Boost control valve for extremely cold ambient conditions
                                      •  Air start pressure reducing valves
                                    • Single turbine air starters
                                      • Boost control valve for extremely cold ambient conditions
                                        • Air start pressure reducing valves
                                          • General
                                            •  Torsional couplings
                                            •  Mounting groups for engine, generator, and base
                                            •  Accessory module to mount attachments such as the expansion tank, heat exchanger, instrument panel and engine controls, annunciator panel, alarm and shutdown contactors, fuel strainer
                                            •  Flywheel
                                            •  Engine barring device options:
                                            •  One-year storage preservation
                                            •  Oceanic transportation shipping protection (shrink wrap and tarp)
                                            •  Engine testing — certified dynamometer test, fuel consumption test, rated speed performance test, overload test, minimum power setting, peak firing pressure test, turbo work cert and crankshaft work cert
                                            •  Standard and project-specific witness testing
                                            •  Spare parts kit
                                          • Torsional couplings
                                            • Mounting groups for engine, generator, and base
                                              • Accessory module to mount attachments such as the expansion tank, heat exchanger, instrument panel and engine controls, annunciator panel, alarm and shutdown contactors, fuel strainer
                                                • Flywheel
                                                  • Engine barring device options:
                                                    • One-year storage preservation
                                                      • Oceanic transportation shipping protection (shrink wrap and tarp)
                                                        • Engine testing — certified dynamometer test, fuel consumption test, rated speed performance test, overload test, minimum power setting, peak firing pressure test, turbo work cert and crankshaft work cert
                                                          • Standard and project-specific witness testing
                                                            • Spare parts kit
                                                              • Literature
                                                                •  Project-specific installation drawings
                                                                •  Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings
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