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Overview

The C280-8 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 C280-8 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 C280-8 offshore generator set. Ratings: 2208-2600 ekW (2760-3714 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Engine Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 3084.0 kVa 2300.0 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 3634.0 kVa 2710.0 ekW Less
Emissions IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2 IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2 Less
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled Less
Fuel System EUI EUI Less
Engine Control Electronic ADEM™ A3 Electronic ADEM™ A3 Less
Generator Set Control Generator Monitoring System (GMS) Generator Monitoring System (GMS) Less
Oil Change Interval 1000.0 hr 1000.0 hr Less
Weight 108027.0 lb 49000.0 kg Less
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Displacement 9031.0 in3 148.0 L Less

Dimensions

Length 320.5 in 8140.0 mm Less
Height 134.1 in 3406.0 mm Less
Width 91.6 in 2326.0 mm Less

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System (Engine) 140.0 gal 530.0 L Less
Lube Oil System (Refill) 289.0 gal 1094.0 L Less

Product Design

• Cat C280 engines incorporate more than 20 years of proven component reliability and durability from 3600 engines

Simplified Packaging Concept

- Offshore drilling package provides single lift handling - Caterpillar warranty for all packaged components - Includes most ancillaries, ready-to-run package - Easy to handle and install, few shipped-loose parts

Custom Packaging

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.

Full Range of Attachments

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

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

Product Support Offered Through the Global Cat Dealer Network

More than 2,200 dealer outlets Caterpillar factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your Cat engine Caterpillar 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 to determine: - Internal engine component condition - Presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products - Site-specific oil change interval

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience

• 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

Web Site

Visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com to learn more.

Improved Fuel Efficiency

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

C280-8 Standard Equipment

Product Consist
  • 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.

Emissions Certifications
  • 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.

Marine Certification Society type-approval
  • ABS, BV, CCS, DnV, GL, LRS
  • Spray shielding to meet SOLAS regulations for flammable fluids

European Certifications
  • Declaration of Incorporation for EU Machinery Safety
  • Directive and EU Low Voltage Safety Directive

Air Inlet System
  • Fresh water aftercooler, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Turbocharger, rear-mounted, oil lubricated

Control System
  • 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)

Cooling System
  • Gear-driven jacket water (JW) pump
  • Gear-driven separate-circuit aftercooler/oil cooler (AC/OC) pump
  • 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 pump, gear-driven
  • Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side)
  • Duplex fuel filters, rear-engine-mounted
  • Electronically controlled unit injectors

Lube 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
  • 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

Protection System
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation

Instrumentation
  • PLC-based system provides protection, monitoring, and control housed in a NEMA 4 (IP66) enclosure.

General
  • Service Literature

C280-8 Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • 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

Control System
  • 4-20 mA load feedback signal
  • Load sharing module
  • Direct rack module

Cooling System
  • 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 System
  • Exhaust manifold shields
  • Vertical or 30° outboard exhaust orientation options
  • Exhaust outlet expanders and weld flanges

Fuel System
  • Manual fuel priming pump
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Flexible fuel hose connections

Lube System
  • 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

Protection System
  • 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

Mounting System
  • Base aseembly
  • Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates

Starting System
  • Single turbine air starters
  • Boost control valve for extremely cold ambient conditions
  • Air start pressure reducing valves

General
  • 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 kits

Literature
  • Project-specific installation drawings
  • Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings

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