Cat C280-12 Marine Generator Set

Cat C280-12 Marine Generator Set

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

Standard 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
  • Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature

Additional information

Offering Type

Generator Set Specifications - Minimum Rating

3520 ekW (4400 kVA)

Generator Set Specifications - Maximum Rating

3640 ekW (4550 kVA)

Generator Set Specifications - Frequency

50 Hz or 60 Hz

Generator Set Specifications - Speed

1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)

Engine Specifications - Aspiration


Engine Specifications - Bore

280.0 mm ( 11.0 in )

Engine Specifications - Stroke

300.0 mm ( 11.8 in )

Engine Specifications - Displacement

222.0 l ( 13546.0 in³ )

Engine Specifications - Governor Type


Engine Specifications - Fuel System


Engine Specifications - Compression Ratio 50 Hz


Engine Specifications - Compression Ratio 60 Hz


Engine Specifications - Engine Model

Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Generator Set Specifications - Emissions/Fuel Strategy

EPA Tier 2, IMO II

Generator Set Dimensions - Length

8040.0 mm ( 316.5 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Width

1961.0 mm ( 77.2 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Height

3937.0 mm ( 155.0 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Weight - Estimated

11340.0 kg ( 25000.0 lb )

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