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C280-16 Offshore Generator Set (Front-Mounted Turbo)

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Product Design

 • Cat C280 engines are type approved by the following marine classification societies:
 - American Bureau of Shipping
 - Bureau Veritas
 - China Classification Society
 - Det Norske Veritas
 - Germanisher Lloyd
 - Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
 • IMO Tier II emissions certification, GL and CCS approved
 • Cat alarm and protection system provides redundancy and the latest technology in generator set control, protection, and operator interface; type approved by the following marine classification societies:
 - American Bureau of Shipping
 - Bureau Veritas
 - China Classification Society
 - Det Norske Veritas
 - Germanisher Lloyd
 - Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
 - Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
 • Optimized to lower specific fuel consumption at 35% load

Simplified Packaging Concept

 • Front-mounted turbocharger configuration allows for simplified rig integration
 • Engine design can take up to 38°C coolant to the aftercooler, allowing integration with flexible cooling system designs and reducing installation cost
 • Single-point AC and DC connection points at distribution panel
 • Ready-to-run package, includes most ancillary equipment
 • Few shipped-loose parts simplify handling at installation
 • Single-lift handling
 • Caterpillar warranty covers all factory package components worldwide

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.

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
 - S•O•SSM 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

Ownership of these manufacturing processes enables Caterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products.

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience

Ownership of these manufacturing processes enables Caterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products.

Web Site

For all your petroleum power requirements, visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com.

Engine Specifications
Minimum Rating 5600.0 ekW (7510.0 kVa)
Maximum Rating 5730.0 ekW (7684.0 kVa)
Emissions IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Fuel System EUI
Engine Control Dual ADEM™ A4
Generator Set Control Cat® Alarm and Protection System
Oil Change Interval 1000.0 hr (1000.0 hr)
Weight 66000.0 kg (145505.0 lb)
Stroke 300.0 mm (11.8 in)
Bore 280.0 mm (11.0 in)
Displacement 296.0 L (18062.0 in3)
Length 10283.0 mm (404.8 in)
Height 4092.0 mm (161.1 in)
Width 2800.0 mm (110.2 in)
Capacity for Liquids
Cooling System (Engine) 1245.0 L (329.0 gal)
Lube Oil System (Refill) 1677.0 L (443.0 gal)

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), front-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
      • 90°C thermostat, direct connection to expansion tank
      • 90°C thermostat, for remote mounting
      • 90°C thermostat, fully automatic 3-way with manual override
      • Customer-provided thermostat
      • 32°C thermostat, remote mounted
      • 32°C thermostat, fully automatic, 3-way with manual override
      • Customer-provided thermostat
      • Remote-mounted expansion tank
      • Accessory-module-mounted expansion tank
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight exhaust manifold
    • Dual turbocharger, front-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
      • 145 mm (5.7″) color monitor to display all engine parameters and alarm annunciation, alarms annunciated with a time and date stamp
      • Annunciation of all engine shutdowns, alarms, and status points
      • Start/prelube control switch and emergency stop button
      • Selection of local/remote control of engine
      • Customer connections at terminal blocks inside panel
      • Equipped for remote communication MODBUS RS485 and MODBUS TCP
      • Two configurable relay outputs
      • All engine sensors are monitored by the ECU or the Cat alarm and protection system
      • The panel can display all engine parameters
  • 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
      • Manual 50:1
      • Electric 400V
      • Electric 480V

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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