C280

Overview

Caterpillar is pleased to offer the C280 engine line. Cat C280 Marine Auxiliary 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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Power Rating
Minimum Rating1730bkW
Maximum Rating5420bkW
Engine Specifications
AspirationTA
ConfigurationIn-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore280mm
Stroke300mm
Dimensions & Weights
Maximum Width1741mm
Minimum Height2733mm
Minimum Dry Weight15680kg
Maximum Height3550mm
Minimum Width1704mm
Minimum Length3691mm
Maximum Length5007mm
Maximum Dry Weight28500kg
AIR INLET SYSTEM
R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
CONTROL SYSTEM
Single Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
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 degrees C) Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side) Duplex fuel filters 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 Valve, oil pressure regulating Valves, crankcase explosion relief
GENERAL
Paint, Caterpillar yellow Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water
SVCE TOOLS/SHIP PROT/FACTORY SUPPORT
Service literature. Included standard with each engine are two (2) complete sets of service literature listed below: 1. Custom parts book CD (serial number specific) 2. Service manual, which includes: Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Operation, Testing and Adjusting, Disassembly and Assembly manual. Available in paper media and English language only. 3. Technical manual (parts/service information for special equipment). Available in paper media in English language only. NOTE: Custom parts book CD and service manual can be re-ordered through the normal Caterpillar literature ordering system. The technical manual can only be re-ordered through the Project Services at the Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center facility.
A3 ECU - Advantages
CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing
A3 ECU - Electronic Advantages
Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters
A3 ECU - Data Advantages through J1939 Link
Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset
Customer Interface Panel
Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List) Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection
Electronic Unit Injectors
“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required
Specifications
Power Rating
Minimum Rating1730bkW
Maximum Rating5420bkW
Engine Specifications
AspirationTA
ConfigurationIn-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore280mm
Stroke300mm
Dimensions & Weights
Maximum Width1741mm
Minimum Height2733mm
Minimum Dry Weight15680kg
Maximum Height3550mm
Minimum Width1704mm
Minimum Length3691mm
Maximum Length5007mm
Maximum Dry Weight28500kg
Equipment
AIR INLET SYSTEM
R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
CONTROL SYSTEM
Single Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
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 degrees C) Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side) Duplex fuel filters 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 Valve, oil pressure regulating Valves, crankcase explosion relief
GENERAL
Paint, Caterpillar yellow Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water
SVCE TOOLS/SHIP PROT/FACTORY SUPPORT
Service literature. Included standard with each engine are two (2) complete sets of service literature listed below: 1. Custom parts book CD (serial number specific) 2. Service manual, which includes: Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Operation, Testing and Adjusting, Disassembly and Assembly manual. Available in paper media and English language only. 3. Technical manual (parts/service information for special equipment). Available in paper media in English language only. NOTE: Custom parts book CD and service manual can be re-ordered through the normal Caterpillar literature ordering system. The technical manual can only be re-ordered through the Project Services at the Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center facility.
Benefits & Features
A3 ECU - Advantages
CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing
A3 ECU - Electronic Advantages
Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters
A3 ECU - Data Advantages through J1939 Link
Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset
Customer Interface Panel
Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List) Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection
Electronic Unit Injectors
“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required