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Cat C280 Marine Auxiliary Engines

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  • Minimum Rating 2320.0 bhp
  • Aspiration TA
  • Configuration In-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
  • Bore 11.0 in

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Power Rating

  • Minimum Rating
    2320.0 bhp
  • Maximum Rating
    7268 BHP
  • Minimum Rating
    2320 BHP

Engine Specifications

  • Aspiration
  • Configuration
    In-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
  • Bore
    11.0 in
  • Stroke
    11.8 in
  • Aspiration
  • Bore
    11 in
  • Configuration
    In-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
  • Stroke
    11.8 in

Dimensions & Weights

  • Minimum Length
    145.0 in
  • Maximum Length
    197.0 in
  • Maximum Width
    69.0 in
  • Minimum Width
    67.0 in
  • Minimum Height
    108.0 in
  • Maximum Height
    140.0 in
  • Minimum Dry Weight
    34496.0 lb
  • Maximum Dry Weight
    62832.0 lb
  • Maximum Dry Weight
    62832 lb
  • Maximum Height
    140 in
  • Maximum Length
    197 in
  • Maximum Width
    69 in
  • Minimum Dry Weight
    34496 lb
  • Minimum Height
    108 in
  • Minimum Length
    145 in
  • Minimum Width
    67 in

A3 ECU - Advantages

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

A3 ECU - 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

A3 ECU - 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

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

“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
    • R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
  • Control System
    • Single Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
  • 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 degrees C) Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side) Duplex fuel filters 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 Valve, oil pressure regulating Valves, crankcase explosion relief
  • General
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water
  • Svce Tools/ship Prot/factory Support
    • Service literature. Included standard with each engine are two (2) complete sets of service literature listed below: 1. Custom parts book CD (serial number specific) 2. Service manual, which includes: Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Operation, Testing and Adjusting, Disassembly and Assembly manual. Available in paper media and English language only. 3. Technical manual (parts/service information for special equipment). Available in paper media in English language only. NOTE: Custom parts book CD and service manual can be re-ordered through the normal Caterpillar literature ordering system. The technical manual can only be re-ordered through the Project Services at the Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center facility.

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaners
  • Cooling System
    • Jacket Water Heaters
    • Heat Recovery System
    • Heat Recovery Thermostats
    • Cooling System Connection Groups
    • De-Aerator
  • Control System
    • Load Sharing module
    • Direct Rack Module
  • Exhaust System
    • Outlet Expander
    • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
    • Weld Flange - Optional
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pump
    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
    • Fuel System Connections
  • Lube System
    • Oil Pan Drain Valve
    • Prelubrication Connections
    • Lube Oil Heater
  • Mounting System
    • Vibration Isolators
  • Marine Society Requirements
    • Spray shielding
  • Protection System
    • PLC Monitoring System Options
    • ECP Relay System Options
    • ECP Mechanical Gauge Instrument Panel
    • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
    • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
    • Oil Mist Detector
    • Protection System Components
    • Magnetic Pickup
  • Spare Part Kits
    • Intake and Air System
    • Basic Engine
    • Cylinder Head
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling System
    • Instrumentation
    • Cylinder Valve Kits
  • Engine Testing
    • Basic System Testing
    • Special Witness Test
    • Torsional Vibration Analysis
  • Service Tools / Shipping Protection / Factory Support
    • Commissioning
    • Service Tools
    • Factory Packaging
    • Shipping Protection-Shrink Wrap or Tarp
    • Shipping Protection-Export Boxing
    • AID Emblem
    • Storage Preservation
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