C280-8

C280-8

Overview

Cat C280-8 Marine Generator Set

Specifications

Units: 
Minimum Rating 2350 ekW (2938 kVA)
Maximum Rating 2420 ekW (3025 kVA)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
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Benefits & Features

A3 ECU

Customer Interface Panel

Electronic Unit Injectors

  May 4, 2022

Specifications

Units: 
Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating 2350 ekW (2938 kVA)
Maximum Rating 2420 ekW (3025 kVA)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 2, IMO II
Engine Specifications
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore
Stroke
Displacement
Governor Type Electronic
Fuel System EUI
Compression Ratio 50 Hz 13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz 13:1
Engine Model In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Generator Set Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
Weight - Estimated

Benefits & Features

A3 ECU

Advantages

CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing

Electronic Advantages

Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

Data Advantages through J1939 Link

Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Customer Interface Panel

Advantages

Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List), Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection

Electronic Unit Injectors

Advantages

“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required

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

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