C18 ACERT™ (Dry Manifold)

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Overview

Cat C18 ACERT engines are the ideal solution for your demanding operations in the oilfield. Decades of field operation and intense research and development allow Cat C18 ACERT engines to deliver excellent performance with low operating costs and emissions. Equipment powered by C18 ACERT engines include, pump skids, nitrogen units, acidizing units, cementing units, blenders, and hydraulic power units. Cat engines are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. C18 ACERT engines, with ratings: 429-522 bkW (575-700 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm, meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Ratings: 570-597 bkW (765-800 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm meet U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent emission standards. Ratings below 560 bkW (751 bhp) are available using U.S. EPA and EU Flexibility, and for other global regulated and non-regulated areas. Ratings above 560 bkW (751 bhp are available using U.S. EPA Flexibility and for other global regulated and non-regulated areas.

General Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 575.0 bhp 429.0 bkW Less
Maximum Rating 800.0 bhp 596.0 bkW Less
Governor and Protection ADEM A3 ADEM A3 Less
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled Less
Displacement 1100.0 in3 18.0 L Less
Flywheel and Flywheel Housing SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1 SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1 Less
Flywheel Teeth 136 (SAE No. 0), 113 (SAE No. 1) 136 (SAE No. 0), 113 (SAE No. 1) Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less
Stroke 7.2 in. 183.0 mm Less
Bore 5.71 in 145.0 mm Less

Emissions

Emissions EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Less

Dimensions

Length 54.7 in. 1389.0 mm Less
Width 36.2 in. 919.0 mm Less
Height 49.5 in. 1227.0 mm Less
Weight 2807.0 lb 1273.0 kg Less

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System 13.2 gal 50.0 L Less

Engine Design

- Proven reliability and durability - Robust diesel strength design prolongs life and lowers owning and operating costs - Broad operating speed range - High power density — lightweight engine for weightsensitive applications - PTO drive options provide flexible access to auxiliary power for pumps and other needs

Advanced Digital Engine Management

ADEM A3 control system providing integrated ignition, speed governing, protection, and controls, including detonation-sensitive variable ignition timing. ADEM A3 has improved: user interface, display system, shutdown controls, and system diagnostics.

Optional Attachments

- Engine-Mounted Transmission Oil Cooler — integration with engine cooling system allows ease of installation and a tighter overall engine package - Engine Brakes — braking capabilities for mobile applications

Custom Packaging

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meet your exact needs with a factory custom package. Cat® engines, generators, enclosures, controls, radiators, transmissions — anything your project requires — can be custom designed and matched to create a one-of-a kind solution. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one-year warranty after startup.

Transmissions

Caterpillar has a full line of engine-transmission packages that can be fully integrated with your axle, hydraulics, and operator interface. Cat transmissions deliver continuous operation under full load, smooth shifting at any speed, and maximum up time, with unmatched durability and easy maintenance.

Full Range of Attachments

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachments reduces packaging time

Testing

Every engine is full-load tested to ensure proper engine performance.

Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer

- More than 2,200 dealer outlets - Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your petroleum engine - Cat parts and labor warranty - Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore-failure options - S•O•SSM program matches your oil and coolant samples against Caterpillar set standards

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience

Ownership of these manufacturing processes enables Caterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products. - Cast engine blocks, heads, cylinder liners, and flywheel housings - Machine critical components - Assemble complete engine

Web Site

For all your petroleum power requirements, visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com

C18 ACERT™ (Dry Manifold) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Single turbocharger, mid-mounted, inlet 152.4 mm (6 in), hose connection
  • Dual turbocharger, front and rear inlet 127.0 mm (5 in.), hose connection

Control System
  • Electronic governing, PTO speed control
  • Programmable ratings
  • Cold mode start strategy
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Power compensation for fuel temperature
  • Programmable low and high idle and TEL
  • Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
  • Engine monitoring and protection system (speed, temperature, pressure)
  • J1939 Broadcast (diagnostic, engine status, and control)

Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing — outlet vertical
  • Jacket water pump — gear-driven, centrifuga
  • RH front water pump inlet
  • All plugs/fittings are STOR for lines gp water

Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold — dry
  • Single turbo — front-facing turbo exhaust, full marmon connection, maximum load 10 kg for direct connection to turbo
  • Dual turbo — exhaust elbow, dry 203 mm (8 in)

Flywheels and Flywheel Housings
  • See Mandatory Options

Fuel System
  • Electronic unit injector
  • Fuel filter, secondary, mid-mount (LH 2 micron high performance)
  • Fuel transfer pump, LH front
  • Fuel priming pump, LH mid-mount
  • Fuel sample valve, mounted on fuel filter base.

Lube System
  • Crankcase breather — rear valve cover
  • Oil cooler — RH (dual)
  • Oil filter — RH, LH
  • Oil pan — front sump
  • Oil dipstick — LH front
  • Oil pump

Mounting System
  • Front support (shipping only)

Power Take-Offs
  • Crankshaft pulley, 203.2 mm (8 in), 3 grooves 292.1 mm (11.5 in) 1 groove, all 15.9 mm (.63 in) width
  • Hydraulic pump drive, SAE A, 11-tooth

General
  • Vibration damper
  • Paint — Cat yellow
  • Lifting eyes
  • Automatic variable timing, electronic
  • Electronic installation kit 70-pin connector (connectors, pins, sockets)

Mandatory Options
  • Throttle position sensor
  • Single turbo only — exhaust system (front or rear)
  • Flywheel housing or rear PTO
  • Primary filter/water separator

C18 ACERT™ (Dry Manifold) Optional Equipment

Air Compressor
  • Air compressor governor
  • Expansion chambers

Air Inlet System
  • Air cleaners
  • Air lines

Charging System
  • Charging alternators
  • Alternator mountings
  • Alternator wiring
  • Circuit breakers and mountings
  • Alternator belt guard

Cooling System
  • Radiator
  • Fan drive with radiator packages
  • Fan height instructions
  • Vee belts
  • Aftercooler lines with Caterpillar installed radiator
  • Single turbo configuration rear-facing exhaust
  • Single turbo configuration rear-facing exhaust
  • Aftercoooler lines
  • Suction fan adapters
  • Blower fan adapter
  • Blower fan
  • Suction fan
  • Fan belt
  • Coolant level sensor
  • Dry charge coolant conditioners

Exhaust System
  • Turbo exhaust connection
  • Flexible fittings
  • Elbows, flange, clamp, pipes
  • Exhaust adapters
  • Manifold
  • Mufflers

Fuel Systems
  • Flexible fuel lines
  • Fuel filter location
  • Fuel cooler
  • Water separator

Instrumentation
  • Gauges and instrument panels

Lube System
  • Oil pans
  • Drain and cover
  • Oil level gauge
  • Remote oil filters
  • Oil filters
  • Lubricating oils

Mounting System
  • Structural steel base
  • Front and rear engine support

Power Take-Offs
  • Rear enclosed clutches
  • Hydraulic pump drives
  • Hydraulics gear pumps
  • Clutch supports
  • Crankshaft pulleys

Protection System
  • Air shutoff

Starting System
  • Air starting motors
  • Air pressure regulator
  • Air silencer
  • Start switch
  • Electric starting motors — 12V, 24V
  • Battery sets – 24V
  • Battery cable and rack
  • Starting aids

Transmission Arrangement
  • Transmission water lines

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