C280-16

Overview

Caterpillar is pleased to offer the C280 engine line. Cat C280 Marine Engines are available in 6, 8, 12, 16 and 18 cylinder configurations. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.

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Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating4700 ekW (5875 kVA)
Maximum Rating4840 ekW (6050 kVA)
Frequency50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Emissions/Fuel StrategyEPA Tier 2, IMO II
Engine Specifications
AspirationTurbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore280mm
Stroke300mm
Displacement296l
Governor TypeElectronic
Fuel SystemEUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz13:1
Engine ModelVee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Generator Set Dimensions
Length9314mm
Width1990mm
Height4167mm
Weight31000 kg/ 68343 lb (engine dry weight), 18145 kg/ 40000 lb (generator weight)
Air Inlet System
Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated
Control System
Single Caterpillar® A3 electronic control unit (ECU) with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp, 24 volt power required to drive ECUs)
Cooling System
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 transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side), duplex fuel filters, electronically controlled unit injectors
Lube Oil 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 valve, oil pressure regulating valves, crankcase explosion relief valves
General
Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature
A3 ECU
Customer Interface Panel
Electronic Unit Injectors
Specifications
Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating4700 ekW (5875 kVA)
Maximum Rating4840 ekW (6050 kVA)
Frequency50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Emissions/Fuel StrategyEPA Tier 2, IMO II
Engine Specifications
AspirationTurbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore280mm
Stroke300mm
Displacement296l
Governor TypeElectronic
Fuel SystemEUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz13:1
Engine ModelVee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Generator Set Dimensions
Length9314mm
Width1990mm
Height4167mm
Weight31000 kg/ 68343 lb (engine dry weight), 18145 kg/ 40000 lb (generator weight)
Equipment
Air Inlet System
Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated
Control System
Single Caterpillar® A3 electronic control unit (ECU) with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp, 24 volt power required to drive ECUs)
Cooling System
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 transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side), duplex fuel filters, electronically controlled unit injectors
Lube Oil 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 valve, oil pressure regulating valves, crankcase explosion relief valves
General
Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature
Benefits & Features
A3 ECU
Customer Interface Panel
Electronic Unit Injectors