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C280-16 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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Maximum Rating
4840 ekW (60Hz), 6500 kVA (50Hz)
Minimum Rating
4400 ekW (60Hz), 5875 kVA (50Hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2
Frequency
50 / 60 Hz

Generator Set Specifications

Maximum Rating
4840 ekW (60Hz), 6500 kVA (50Hz)
Minimum Rating
4400 ekW (60Hz), 5875 kVA (50Hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2
Frequency
50 / 60 Hz
Speed
900 / 1000 rpm
Duty Cycle
Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
C280-16, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore
11in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
18032in³
Compression Ratio
13:01
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Governor Type
Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
404in
Width - Maximum
99.62in
Height - Maximum
156.6in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
141840lb

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air cleaner
  • Cooling System
    • Three-bundle oil cooler
    • Jacket water thermostats
    • Front Mounted turbos
    • Engine coolant water drains
    • Water temperature regulator
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
    • Includes adapter, flexible exhaust fitting
  • Fuel System
    • Simplex or duplex
  • Generator System
    • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer
  • Governor System
    • UG Actuator
  • Lube System
    • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Service Side Engine mounted on Cylinder Block Inspection Covers
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Mounting System
    • Damper, torsional vibration
    • Engine and generator mounting
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Line group for single point custom connection
    • Two Motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
    • Vane type air starter
    • Air silencer
  • General:
    • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/Aftercooler/Oil cooler water
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet adapter
    • Vertical support bracket
    • Air cleaner louver assembly
    • Boost control valve
    • Soot filter
    • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary water pump
    • Heat exchanger for single circuit
    • Expansion tank
    • Cooling system aids
    • Heating aids
  • Exhaust System
    • Flexible exhaust Fittings
    • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Fuel System
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
    • Fuel system connections
    • Fuel priming pump
  • Generator System
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti-condensation space heaters
    • 3 Phase, Six Leads, WYE
    • Class F insulation
    • Busbar connections
  • Governor System
    • Electronic/actuators
    • EGB actuator
    • Digital programmers
    • Battery backup/power supply
    • 230 UA
    • 723 Plus
  • Lube System
    • Oil pan drain valve
    • Lube ANSI Adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Mounting System
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Vertically Restrained
    • Non-vertically Restrained
    • Isolator
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Compressed air flex hose
    • Turbine type air starters
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Redundant air starters
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors

Specifications

Standard/Optional Features