C280-12 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Producing reliable power from 3300 to 3640 ekW at 60 Hz and 4400 to 4850 kVA at 50Hz, our C280-12 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We’ve designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set can be configured to meet IMO/EPA Tier 2 or EPA Tier 4 Final.

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Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air cleaner
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
Cooling System
  • Front mounted turbos
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • Water temperature regulator
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Three-bundle oil cooler
Exhaust System
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • 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
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
Mounting System
  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration
Starting / Charging System
  • Vane type air starter
  • Two motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Line group for single point custom connection
  • Air silencer
General:
  • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/aftercooler/Oil cooler water
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

Additional information

Offering Type

Generator Set Specifications - Maximum Rating

3640 ekW (60Hz), 4850 kVA (50Hz)

Generator Set Specifications - Minimum Rating

3300 ekW (60Hz), 4400 kVA (50Hz)

Generator Set Specifications - Emissions/Fuel Strategy

EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2

Generator Set Specifications - Frequency

50 / 60 Hz

Generator Set Specifications - Speed

900 / 1000 rpm

Generator Set Specifications - Duty Cycle

Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications - Engine Model

C280-12, V-12,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel

Engine Specifications - Bore

280 mm ( 11 in )

Engine Specifications - Stroke

300 mm ( 11.8 in )

Engine Specifications - Displacement

222 l ( 13524 in³ )

Engine Specifications - Compression Ratio

13:01

Engine Specifications - Aspiration

TA

Engine Specifications - Fuel System

Direct unit injection

Engine Specifications - Governor Type

Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)

Generator Set Dimensions - Length - Maximum

10261.7 mm ( 404 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Width - Maximum

2530.3 mm ( 99.62 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Height - Maximum

3977.7 mm ( 156.6 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

51230 kg ( 112690 lb )

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