Marine Generator Sets C280-8

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Key Specs

Minimum Rating
2350 ekW (2938 kVA)
2350 ekW (2938 kVA)
Maximum Rating
2420 ekW (3025 kVA)
2420 ekW (3025 kVA)
50 Hz or 60 Hz
50 Hz or 60 Hz


Cat C280-8 Marine Generator Set

Product Specifications for C280-8

Minimum Rating 2350 ekW (2938 kVA) 2350 ekW (2938 kVA)
Maximum Rating 2420 ekW (3025 kVA) 2420 ekW (3025 kVA)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz) 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 2, IMO II EPA Tier 2, IMO II
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore 11 in 280 mm
Stroke 11.8 in 300 mm
Displacement 9031 in³ 148 l
Governor Type Electronic Electronic
Fuel System EUI EUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz 13.1 13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz 13:1 13:1
Engine Model In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Length 316.5 in 8040 mm
Width 77.2 in 1961 mm
Height 155 in 3937 mm
Weight - Estimated 25000 lb 11340 kg

C280-8 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated

Control System

  • Single Caterpillar® A3 electronic control unit (ECU) with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp, 24 volt power required to drive ECUs)

Cooling System

  • 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 transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side), duplex fuel filters, electronically controlled unit injectors

Lube Oil 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 valve, oil pressure regulating valves, crankcase explosion relief valves


  • Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature

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