C280-12 Offshore Generator Set

  • Overview

Custom Packaging

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meet your project needs with custom factory generator sets and mechanical packages. Cat engines, generators, controls, radiators, and transmissions can be custom designed and matched in collaboration with our local dealers to create unique solutions. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one year warranty after startup.

Custom Packaging

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meet your project needs with custom factory generator sets and mechanical packages. Cat engines, generators, controls, radiators, and transmissions can be custom designed and matched in collaboration with our local dealers to create unique solutions. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one year warranty after startup.

Full Range of Attachments

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachments increases application flexibility and reduces installation time. Testing
 • Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper package performance
 • Full range of factory tests and reports are available including performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuel consumption, engine, and generator special tests

Testing


 • Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper package performance
 • Full range of factory tests and reports are available including performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuel consumption, engine, and generator special tests

Product Support Offered Through the Global Cat Dealer Network


 - More than 2,200 dealer outlets
 - Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your Cat petroleum product
 - Worldwide parts availability, service, and warranty
 - Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore
 - failure opti

Product Support Offered Through the Global Cat Dealer Network


 - More than 2,200 dealer outlets
 - Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your Cat petroleum product
 - Worldwide parts availability, service, and warranty
 - Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore
 - failure options
 - SOSSM program matches your oil and coolant samples against Caterpillar set standards to determine: Internal engine component condition Presence of unwanted fluids Presence of combustion by-products Site-specific oil change interval

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience


 • C280 engines incorporate over 20 years of proven component reliability and durability from 3600 engines
 • Large field population in offshore applications provides proven performance, reliability, durability, and established worldwide product support network

Web Site

Visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com to learn more.

Engine Specifications
Minimum Rating 3460 ekW (4640 kV·A)
Maximum Rating 4060 ekW (5444 kV·A)
Emissions IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore 300 mm (11 in)
Displacement 222 l (13546 inu00b3)
Engine Control Dual ADEM™ A4
Fuel System EUI
Generator Set Control Cat® Alarm and Protection System
Oil Change Interval 1000 h (1000 h)
Stroke 300 mm (11.8 in)
Weight 56500 kg (124561 lb)
Dimensions
Height 3973 mm (156.4 in)
Length 8125 mm (319.9 in)
Width 2568 mm (101.1 in)
Capacity for Liquids
Cooling System - Engine 1245 l (329 gal (US))
Lube Oil System - Refill 1283 l (339 gal (US))

Standard Equipment

  • 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 regulations.
  • 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
    • Turbochargers (2), rear-mounted, oil lubricated
    • 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)
  • Control System
    • Dual Cat ADEM A4 electronic engine control module with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp 24V power required to drive electronic engine control modules), direct rack control
  • Cooling System
    • Gear-driven jacket water (JW) pump
    • Gear-driven separate-circuit aftercooler/oil cooler (AC/OC) pump
    • Front-mounted water connections: JW and AC/OC, 6″ ANSI
    • Jacket Water Thermostat Options:
    • AC/OC Thermostat Options:
    • Expansion Tank Options:
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight exhaust manifold
    • Dual turbocharger, rear-mounted
    • Dual wastegate; hard shielding – SOLAS compliant
    • Exhaust manifold shields
  • 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
    • ; crankcase breathers, top-mounted; turbochargers (2), front-mounted, oil lubricated
  • Lube System
    • Centrifugal oil filters and lines with single shutoff – RH mounted on cylinder block inspection covers, serviceable with the engine running
    • Oil pump, gear-driven
    • Oil filler and dipstick – located in base integrated tank
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
    • Duplex oil filter – accessory module mounted
    • Off engine mounted oil cooler – DTO quote required for package connections
    • Base integrated tank – DTO required
    • Electric continuous prelube pump
    • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube
    • Intermittent air prelube backup
  • Protection System
    • Flywheel and damper guards
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Instrumentation
    • Cat Alarm and Protection System Features:
  • Starting System
    • TDI dual air starting motors, LH rear
    • Shutoff valve
    • Two integrated relay valves with built-in screen #40 mesh and solenoid
    • Air pressure sensor, monitored by Cat Alarm and Protection System – requires customer wiring
    • Maximum operating (dynamic) pressure: 10 bar (150 psi)
    • Maximum static pressure: 14 bar (200 psi)
    • 3-inch ANSI flange customer connection; requires customer-provided 3-inch supply air line from receiver or regulator to air starter and flex connection; if regulator is used, Cv of 40 or greater is required
    • Pressure reducing valve
  • Mounting System
    • Design-To-Order (DTO) base
  • General
    • Generator panel
    • Torsional coupling
    • Engine barring device options:

Optional Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Soot filter
    • Air cleaner support bracket
  • Cooling System
    • Jacket water heater
    • ANSI connection adapters
  • Exhaust System
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
    • Weld flanges
  • Fuel System
    • Manual fuel priming pump
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Lube System
    • Lube oil heater
  • Protection System
    • Cylinder pressure relief valve
    • Spray shielding
    • Oil mist detector
  • Mounting System
    • Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates
  • General
    • Accessory module – Front mounted for mounting expansion tank, heat exchanger, instrument panel, annunciator panel, alarm and shutdown contactors, and fuel strainer
    • Engine testing — certified dynamometer test, fuel consumption test, rated speed performance test, overload test, minimum power setting, peak firing pressure test, turbo work certificates, crankshaft work certificates, standard and project-specific witness testing
    • Spare parts kit
    • Engine lifting eyes
  • Literature
    • Project-specific installation drawings
    • Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings

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