C280-12 (60 HZ) | 3300-4000 kW Diesel Generator

Diesel Generator Sets C280-12

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Key Specs

Maximum Rating
3640 ekW (60Hz), 4850 kVA (50Hz)
3640 ekW (60Hz), 4850 kVA (50Hz)
Minimum Rating
3300 ekW (60Hz), 4400 kVA (50Hz)
3300 ekW (60Hz), 4400 kVA (50Hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2
EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2

Overview

C280-12

Producing reliable power from 3300 to 3640 ekW at 60 Hz and 4400 to 4850 kVA at 50Hz, our C280-12 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set can be configured to meet IMO/EPA Tier 2 or EPA Tier 4 Final.

Benefits

Over 200,000,000 Operating hours

at Global locations

Up to 10% Better Fuel Economy

Demonstrated savings

Over 20% Reduction in Service Time

Two inspection ports per cylinder, segmented camshafts and individual heads ease service

Product Specifications for C280-12

Maximum Rating 3640 ekW (60Hz), 4850 kVA (50Hz) 3640 ekW (60Hz), 4850 kVA (50Hz)
Minimum Rating 3300 ekW (60Hz), 4400 kVA (50Hz) 3300 ekW (60Hz), 4400 kVA (50Hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2 EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2
Frequency 50 / 60 Hz 50 / 60 Hz
Speed 900 / 1000 rpm 900 / 1000 rpm
Duty Cycle Prime, Continuous Prime, Continuous
Engine Model C280-12, V-12,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C280-12, V-12,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore 11 in 280 mm
Stroke 11.8 in 300 mm
Displacement 13524 in³ 222 l
Compression Ratio 13:01 13:01
Aspiration TA TA
Fuel System Direct unit injection Direct unit injection
Governor Type Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS) Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
Length - Maximum 404 in 10261.7 mm
Width - Maximum 99.62 in 2530.3 mm
Height - Maximum 156.6 in 3977.7 mm
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 112690 lb 51230 kg

C280-12 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)

Cooling System

  • Front mounted turbos
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • Water temperature regulator
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Three-bundle oil cooler

Exhaust System

  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • 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

  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers

Mounting System

  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration

Starting / Charging System

  • Vane type air starter
  • Two motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Line group for single point custom connection
  • Air silencer

General:

  • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/aftercooler/Oil cooler water
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

C280-12 Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Boost control valve
  • Soot filter
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Air cleaner louver assembly
  • Vertical support bracket
  • Air inlet adapter

Cooling System

  • Expansion tank
  • Heating aids
  • Cooling system aids
  • Heat exchanger for single circuit
  • Auxiliary water pump

Exhaust System

  • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Flexible exhaust fittings

Fuel System

  • Fuel priming pump
  • Fuel system connections
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer

Generator System

  • Anti-condensation space heaters
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Busbar connections
  • Class F insulation
  • 3 Phase, six leads, WYE

Governor System

  • Battery backup/power supply
  • Electronic/actuators
  • 723 Plus
  • 230 UA
  • EGB actuator
  • Digital programmers

Lube System

  • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Oil pan drain valve

Mounting System

  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • Non-vertically restrained
  • Isolator
  • Vertically restrained

Starting / Charging System

  • Compressed air flex hose
  • Turbine type air starters
  • Redundant air starters
  • Pressure reducing valve

General:

  • Custom paint colors

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