C280-6 Offshore Generator Set

Product Design


 • Cat C280 engines incorporate more than 20 years of proven component reliability and durability from 3600 engines

Simplified Packaging Concept


 - Offshore drilling package provides single lift handling
 - Caterpillar warranty for all packaged components
 - Includes most ancillaries, ready-to-run package
 - Easy to handle and install, few shipped-loose parts

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 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


 • 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.

Improved Fuel Efficiency


 - Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) fuel system provides optimized combustion at any load
 - Lower specific fuel consumption at part load
 - Reduced transient smoke and emissions

Engine Specifications
Minimum Rating 1730.0 ekW (2320.0 kVa)
Maximum Rating 2030.0 ekW (2722.0 kVa)
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 (1000.0 hr)
Weight 41500.0 kg (91492.0 lb)
Stroke 300.0 mm (11.8 in)
Bore 280.0 mm (11.0 in)
Displacement 111.0 L (6773.0 in3)
Dimensions
Length 7441.0 mm (293.0 in)
Height 2733.0 mm (107.6 in)
Width 1818.0 mm (71.6 in)
Capacity for Liquids
Cooling System (Engine) 397.0 L (105.0 gal)
Lube Oil System (Refill) 867.0 L (229.0 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
    • 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
  • 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 engine running)
    • 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
  • Instrumentation
      • All critical shutdowns have both relay-based and PLC-based protection.
      • 254 mm (10.0 in) color monitor to display all engine parameters and alarm annunciation
      • Annunciation of all engine shutdowns, alarms and status points
      • Start/prelube control switch, fuel control switch and emergency stop button
      • Selection of local/remote control of engine
      • Selection of idle/rated control of engine
      • Equipped for remote communication
      • Four 4-20 mA outputs (programmable)
      • Relay contact signals to the remote monitoring system (summary shutdown, summary alarm, local operation/ remote, engine running, PLC failure, fuel control and idle/rated)
      • Contactors
      • 4-20 mA Transducers
      • Switches
      • Thermocouples
      • Alarm and shutdown based on abnormal operations
      • Programmable Inputs
      • Gauges
  • General
      • parts book CD, service manual (Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Operation, Testing and Adjusting, Disassembly and Assembly manual), and technical manual (parts/service information for special equipment)

Optional Equipment

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Starting System
    • 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
      • 1:1 manual barring device
      • 50:1 manual barring device
      • Electric barring device
    • 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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