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Cat

C280-12 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Maximum Rating

4000 ekW

Minimum Rating

3300 ekW

Emissions/Fuel Strategy

IMO - Tier 2

Overview

Producing reliable power from 3300 to 4000 ekW at 60 Hz, our C280-12 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 4000 ekW
    Minimum Rating 3300 ekW
    Emissions/Fuel Strategy IMO - Tier 2
    Frequency 60 Hz
    Speed 720 & 900 rpm
    Duty Cycle Prime, Continuous
  • Engine Specifications
    Spec Value
    Engine Model 3612 V-12,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
    Bore 11 in
    Stroke 11.8 in
    Displacement 13524 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) 112690 lb

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

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

Cooling System

  • Front mounted turbos
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • Water temperature regulator
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Three-bundle oil cooler

Exhaust System

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

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

Mounting System

  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration

Starting / Charging System

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

General:

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

Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Boost control valve
  • Soot Filter
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Air cleaner louver assembly
  • Vertical Support Bracket
  • Air inlet adapter

Cooling System

  • Expansion tank
  • Heating aids
  • Cooling system aids
  • Heat exchanger for single circuit
  • Auxiliary water pump

Exhaust System

  • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Flexible exhaust fittings

Fuel System

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

Generator System

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

Governor System

  • Battery backup / Power supply
  • Electronic / Actuators
  • 723 Plus
  • 230 UA
  • EGB actuator
  • Digital programmers

Lube System

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

Mounting System

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

Starting / Charging System

  • Compressed air flex hose
  • Turbine type air starters
  • Redundant air starters
  • Pressure reducing valve

General:

  • Custom Paint Colors