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Cat

C280-8 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Maximum Rating

2660 ekW

Minimum Rating

1830 ekW

Emissions/Fuel Strategy

IMO - Tier 2

Overview

Producing reliable power from 1830 to 2660 ekW at 60 Hz, our C280-8 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We’ve designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set is certified for low fuel consumption.

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Specifications

  • Generator Set Specifications
    Spec Value
    Maximum Rating 2660 ekW
    Minimum Rating 1830 ekW
    Emissions/Fuel Strategy IMO - Tier 2
    Frequency 60 Hz
    Speed 720 & 900 rpm
    Duty Cycle Standby, Prime, Continuous
  • Engine Specifications
    Spec Value
    Engine Model 3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
    Bore 11 in
    Stroke 11.8 in
    Displacement 9064 in³
    Compression Ratio 13:01
    Aspiration TA
    Fuel System Direct unit injection
    Governor Type Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
  • Generator Set Dimensions
    Spec Value
    Length - Maximum 404 in
    Width - Maximum 99.62 in
    Height - Maximum 156.6 in
    Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 91050 lb

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Turbocharger, watercooled (720 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
  • Air inlet shutoff

Cooling System

  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • Water temperature regulator

Exhaust System

  • Includes adapter, Flexible exhaust fitting
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold

Fuel System

  • Simplex or Duplex

Generator System

  • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer

Governor System

  • UG Actuator

Lube System

  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication & oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff

Mounting System

  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration

Starting / Charging System

  • Air silencer
  • Vane type air starter
  • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Line group for single point custom connection

General:

  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Gear driven pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket water, Aftercooler / Oil cooler water

Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner louver assembly
  • Boost control valve
  • Soot filter
  • Vertical support bracket
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Air inlet adapter

Cooling System

  • Heating aids
  • Auxiliary water pump
  • Cooling system aids
  • Expansion tank

Exhaust System

  • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Flexible exhaust fittings

Fuel System

  • Fuel priming pump
  • Fuel system connections
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer

Generator System

  • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
  • Class F insulation
  • Busbar connections
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Anti-condensation space heaters

Governor System

  • Battery backup / Power supply
  • EGB actuator
  • 2301 A load share
  • Electronic / actuators
  • Digital programmers
  • 723 Plus

Lube System

  • Oil pan drain valve
  • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)

Mounting System

  • Spring type vibration isolator
  • Isolator
  • Vertically restrained
  • Non-vertically restrained

Starting / Charging System

  • Pressure reducing valve
  • Compressed air flex hose

General:

  • Custom paint colors