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SPECS SUMMARY

Minimum Rating2320 kV·A (1730 ekW)
Maximum Rating2722 kV·A (2030 ekW)
EmissionsIMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
AspirationTurbocharged-Aftercooled
The C280-6 generator set incorporates years of proven success of the 3600 engine with the latest technology in electronics. The result is a fully integrated solution that is ideal for offshore operations. Ideal applications for the C280-6 offshore generator set are main power on-board drilling and production vessels and platforms. Complete package offerings are MCS type-approved and compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards, making integration of the Cat C280-12 generator set into the vessel a simplified operation. Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. Cat C280-6 offshore generator set. Ratings: 1661-1940 ekW (2076-2771 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Specifications

Minimum Rating2320 kV·A (1730 ekW)
Maximum Rating2722 kV·A (2030 ekW)
EmissionsIMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
AspirationTurbocharged-Aftercooled
Lube Oil System - Refill229 gal (US) (867 l)
Height107.6 in (2733 mm)
Length293 in (7441 mm)
Width71.6 in (1818 mm)
Generator Set ControlGenerator Monitoring System (GMS)
Displacement6773 in³ (111 l)
Engine ControlElectronic ADEM™ A3
Weight91492 lb (41500 kg)
Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Bore11 in (280 mm)
Fuel SystemEUI
Oil Change Interval1000 h (1000 h)
Cooling System - Engine105 gal (US) (397 l)

Benefits and Features

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meet your project needs with custom factory generator sets and mechanical packages. Cat engines, generators, controls, radiators, and transmissions can be custom designed and matched in collaboration with our local dealers to create unique solutions. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one year warranty after startup.

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meet your project needs with custom factory generator sets and mechanical packages. Cat engines, generators, controls, radiators, and transmissions can be custom designed and matched in collaboration with our local dealers to create unique solutions. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one year warranty after startup.

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachments increases application flexibility and reduces installation time. Testing • Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper package performance • Full range of factory tests and reports are available including performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuel consumption, engine, and generator special tests

• Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper package performance • Full range of factory tests and reports are available including performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuel consumption, engine, and generator special tests

- More than 2,200 dealer outlets - Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your Cat petroleum product - Worldwide parts availability, service, and warranty - Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore- failure options - SOSSM program matches your oil and coolant samples against Caterpillar set standards to determine: Internal engine component condition Presence of unwanted fluids Presence of combustion by-products Site-specific oil change interval

- More than 2,200 dealer outlets - Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your Cat petroleum product - Worldwide parts availability, service, and warranty - Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore- failure opti

• C280 engines incorporate over 20 years of proven component reliability and durability from 3600 engines • Large field population in offshore applications provides proven performance, reliability, durability, and established worldwide product support network

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- Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) fuel system provides optimized combustion at any load - Lower specific fuel consumption at part load - Reduced transient smoke and emissions

Standard Equipment

  • The engine is a turbocharged, aftercooled, four-strokecycle- diesel, electronic unit injection engine with a 280 mm (11 in) bore by 300 mm (11.8 in) stroke. SAE standard rotation is counterclockwise as viewed from the rear of engine flywheel.
  • GL and CCS approved IMO certificate — includes statement of compliance or Engine International Air Pollution Prevention (EIAPP) certificate, supplied by the Recognized Organization (RO) where available, and technical file to be kept on board per IMO regulations.
  • ABS, BV, CCS, DnV, GL, LRS
  • Spray shielding to meet SOLAS regulations for flammable fluids
  • Declaration of Incorporation for EU Machinery Safety
  • Directive and EU Low Voltage Safety Directive
  • Fresh water aftercooler, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Turbocharger, rear-mounted, oil lubricated
  • Single Cat ADEM A3 electronic engine control module with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp 24V power required to drive electronic engine control modules)
  • Gear-driven jacket water (JW) pump
  • Gear-driven separate-circuit aftercooler/oil cooler (AC/OC) pump
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Dry, gas tight exhaust manifold
  • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38°C)
  • Fuel pump, gear-driven
  • Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side)
  • Duplex fuel filters, rear-engine-mounted
  • Electronically controlled unit injectors
  • 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
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
  • Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
  • Intermittent air prelube
  • Continuous electric prelube
  • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
  • Oil pan drain valves
  • Electric continuous prelube pump
  • Lube oil heater
  • Oil pump - gear drive
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation
  • PLC-based system provides protection, monitoring, and control housed in a NEMA 4 (IP66) enclosure.
  • Service Literature

Optional Equipment

  • 90° adapter and straight adapters for air inlet to turbocharger Air cleaners
  • Air cleaners with Cat dry paper filter elements (approximately 99.9% efficient at filtering SAE fine dust)
  • Soot filter
  • 4-20 mA load feedback signal
  • Load sharing module
  • Direct rack module
  • Separate Circuit Aftercooler (SCAC)
  • Customer water connections
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • AC/OC thermostats
  • Accessory module-mounted high volume expansion tank
  • Jacket water heater
  • Heat recovery connections and thermostats for use with water maker system
  • ANSI connection adapters
  • Exhaust manifold shields
  • Vertical or 30° outboard exhaust orientation options
  • Exhaust outlet expanders and weld flanges
  • Manual fuel priming pump
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Flexible fuel hose connections
  • Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
  • Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
  • Intermittent air prelube
  • Continuous electric prelube
  • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
  • Oil pan drain valves
  • Electric continuous prelube pump
  • Lube oil heater
  • Wiring meets MCS requirements
  • Upgrade PLC monitor to industrial PC
  • Upgrades AC/OC, JW and start air pressure from contactors to transducers
  • Raw water/sea water pressure transducer
  • Modbus communication
  • Beacon and horn
  • Single engine remote display monitor
  • Emergency pump start signal
  • Cabinet cooler
  • Generator power monitoring
  • Remote relay panel
  • Turbocharger speed sensors
  • Cylinder pressure relief valve
  • Oil mist detector
  • Flywheel and damper guards
  • Base aseembly
  • Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates
  • Single turbine air starters
  • Boost control valve for extremely cold ambient conditions
  • Air start pressure reducing valves
  • Torsional couplings
  • Mounting groups for engine, generator, and base
  • Accessory module to mount attachments such as the expansion tank, heat exchanger, instrument panel and engine controls, annunciator panel, alarm and shutdown contactors, fuel strainer
  • Flywheel
  • Engine barring device options:
  • One-year storage preservation
  • Oceanic transportation shipping protection (shrink wrap and tarp)
  • Engine testing — certified dynamometer test, fuel consumption test, rated speed performance test, overload test, minimum power setting, peak firing pressure test, turbo work cert and crankshaft work cert
  • Standard and project-specific witness testing
  • Spare parts kit
  • Project-specific installation drawings
  • Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings