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Overview

The new VM 32 E engine is designed for our offshore customers seeking the greatest reliability and durability in combination with stability at high power output. The VM 32 E engine extends the output range of our recently announced M 32 E in-line engine above 5 MW and stands out with the same superior serviceability and long maintenance intervals. Additional properties of the VM 32 E are power output of 560 kW/cylinder, 100% PTO capability and a large portfolio of application-driven options. The VM 32 E has an improved power to weight ratio. It is the best solution for engine rooms that occupy fewer frames. Besides, the VM 32 E is a SCR, ready for the new Cat® SCR System to fulfill IMO III exhaust gas emissions.

Power Rating

Units:
Power Range 6360 - 8960 kW 6360 - 8960 kW Less

Engine Specifications

Speed Range 720/750 rpm 720/750 rpm Less
Emissions IMO II IMO II Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Turbocharged Less
Bore 12.6 in 320.0 mm Less
Stroke 18.9 in 460.0 mm Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise/Clockwise Counterclockwise/Clockwise Less
Configuration 12,16 Cylinder 12,16 Cylinder Less
Swept volume 2361.619 in3 37.0 l/cyl. Less

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight 143300.0 lb 65.0 t Less
Minimum Length 273.6 in 6956.0 mm Less
Maximum Length 327.9 in 8328.0 mm Less
Minimum Height 138.7 in 3524.0 mm Less
Maximum Height 138.7 in 3524.0 mm Less
Minimum Width 117.5 in 2985.0 mm Less
Maximum Width 117.5 in 2985.0 mm Less

Part load optimization kit (PLK) for constant speed available.

Flexible Camshaft Technology (FCT) allows lower SFOC at part load area.

Technically lower risk – application of existing technology

High-efficiency turbocharger

Moderate temperature level of components surrounding the combustion chamber, Corrosion-free turbocharger casing without water cooling

Installation-friendly, because of pumps and filters installed on the engine

Lubricating oil automatic filter fitted to the engine, Replaces duplex filter and separate automatic filters, Pumps and filters operate without any external power, Reduces the parts requirements

Compact cylinder head design

Long intervals between overhauls, Simple and fast assembly/ dismantling because of: - plug-in connections - integrated bores - self-centering

VM 32 E Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air intake silencer / filter

Control System
  • Protection panel (emergency stop, override, reset push buttons)
  • Protection system (external cabinet)
  • Serial link interface (MODbus / canbus)
  • Speed governor cabinet incl. load sharing unit (for multiple engine plant only)
  • Start / stop panel

Cooling System
  • Electronic cooling water preheater
  • HT cooling water pump (engine driven)
  • 2-stage charge air cooler

Exhaust System
  • Exhaust gas expansion joint
  • Exhaust gas insulated manifolds
  • Turbocharger at flywheel end

Fuel System
  • Fuel circulating pump (attached / for MGO/MDO only)
  • Fuel indicator filter
  • Fuel pressure valve (attached / for MGO/MDO only)

Instrumentation
  • Control push buttons and lamps
  • Emergency stop lever
  • Local control panel
  • Pressure and temperature indicator

Lube System
  • Dry sump
  • Lube oil plate cooler (separate)
  • Lube oil pump (engine driven)
  • Lube oil self-cleaning filter
  • Pressure regulating valve

Mounting System
  • High flexible coupling
  • Rigid mounting

Starting System
  • Electrical barring device
  • Starting air valve

General
  • Lifting device (rental)
  • Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)

VM 32 E Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air inlet shut-off valve
  • Air intake transition piece
  • Expansion joint
  • Silencer / filter

Control System
  • Engine alarm system
  • Remote control system
  • Remote indicators (start air pressure, engine speed, etc.)
  • Starter for electric driven pumps
  • 24 DC UPS

Cooling System
  • FW/SW plate cooler
  • HT cooling water pump (electric driven)
  • LT cooling water pump (electric driven)
  • Sea water cooling pump (electric driven)
  • Steam / thermal oil cooling water preheater
  • Temperature control valve

Exhaust System
  • Silencer (with or without spark arrester)
  • Turbocharger at counter-flywheel side

Fuel System
  • Fuel oil cooler
  • HFO final preheater
  • HFO pressure regulating valve
  • HFO self-cleaning automatic filter
  • HFO supply and booster pumps (electrical driven)
  • HFO treatment and supply modules
  • HFO viscosity control device
  • Mixing tank

Lube System
  • Lube oil centrifuge
  • Lube oil pump (electrical driven)
  • Lube oil treatment and combined modules
  • Pre-lubricating oil pump (electrical driven)
  • Temperature control valve
  • Wet sump with dip stick

Mounting System
  • Flexible pipe connections
  • Resilient mounting

Starting System
  • Starting air compressor
  • Starting air receiver

General
  • Cat Propulsion Systems
  • Engine PTO coupling
  • PTO alternator
  • PTO shaft on counter-flywheel side
  • Reduction gear
  • Reduction gear PTO coupling
  • Part load optimization kit for constant speed engine only (SFOC improvement, smoke reduction)