C280-16 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

C280-16 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

C280-16 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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Generator Set Specifications
Maximum Rating
5320 ekW
Minimum Rating
3350 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
IMO - Tier 2
60 Hz
720 & 900 rpm
Duty Cycle
Prime, Continuous
Engine Specifications
Engine Model
3616 V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Governor Type
Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
Generator Set Dimensions
Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

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
  • 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
  • Custom paint colors

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