3512C Propulsion Engine (IMO II)

The Cat 3512C marine propulsion engine makes your investment work harder. Through a wide range of available power ratings (including High Displacement ratings), no required aftertreatment technology, and nominal rated BSFC fuel consumption – it will drive down your total cost of ownership. With a redesigned piston bowl shape to improve combustion, and improved fuel delivery, this engine is IMO II emissions compliant and committed to sustainable environmental development. Single-source support, the Caterpillar warranty, and industry-leading one-year warranty on parts make the 3512C a fully integrated marine power solution.

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Power Range
1280-2551 bhp (955-1902 bkW)
Speed Range
1200 rpm, 1600 rpm, 1800 rpm
Emissions
IMO II, EU IW
Aspiration
TTA

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Product Specs

Power Rating

Power Range
1280-2551 bhp (955-1902 bkW)

Engine Specifications

Speed Range
1200 rpm, 1600 rpm, 1800 rpm
Emissions
IMO II, EU IW
Aspiration
TTA
Bore
6.69in
Stroke
7.48in
Displacement
3161.0in3
Rotation (from flywheel end)
Counterclockwise or Clockwise
Configuration
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Stroke (High Displacement)
8.5in
Displacement (High Displacement)
3574in3

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight
14400.0lb
Minimum Length
102.0in
Maximum Length
105.1in
Minimum Height
75.0in
Maximum Height
88.3in
Minimum Width
80.2in
Maximum Width
87.9in
Maximum Dry Weight
16340lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Separate circuit aftercooler core, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Powercore air cleaner
  • Control System
    • Dual Caterpillar A4 Electronic Engine Control with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System
    • Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp DC power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Module)
  • Exhaust System
    • Array
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel transfer pump
    • Electronically Controlled Unit Injectors
  • Instrumentation
    • Electronic service meter, instrument panel (24V), start/stop switch, emergency stop button, maintenance due light, diagnostic light, warning light, maintenance clear switch, start motor magnetic switch, 15 and 3A breakers
  • Lube System
    • Crankcase breather groups, Top mounted
    • Oil filler and dipstick, LH or RH
    • Oil pump, gear type
    • 250 or 1000 hour sump oil pan
  • Mounting System
    • Rails, engine mounting, ledge type, 203 mm x 203 mm (8 in x 8 in) or Front Trunnion
  • Power Takeoffs
    • Accessory drives: Lower RH, lower LH
    • Front housing, two-sided
  • Protection System
    • A4 Electronic Monitoring System provides customer programmable engine derating strategies to protect against adverse operating conditions
    • Emergency stop push button (located in Electronic Instrument Panel)
    • Array
  • General
    • Vibration damper and guard
    • Lifting eyes
    • NOTE: Engines for heat exchanger cooling do NOT include heat exchange
  • Flywheel And Flywheel Housing
    • Flywheel, SAE No. 00, 183 teeth
    • Flywheel housing, SAE No. 00
  • Cooling System
    • Oil cooler
    • Thermostats and housing, Full open temperature 92 C (198 F)
    • Jacket water pump, gear driven, centrifugal
    • Auxiliary fresh water pump
    • Aftercooler system: If using glycol, up to maximum 20% glycol concentration is allowed
  • Instrumentation
    • Array

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Inlet Adapters
  • Charging System
    • Battery Chargers
    • Charging Alternator
  • Control System
    • Array
  • Cooling System
    • Coolant Shunt Tank
    • Array
  • Exhaust System
    • Flexible Fittings
    • Elbows
    • Flanges
    • Flange and Exhaust Expanders
    • Mufflers
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Cooler Heat Exchanger - Sea Water
    • Primary Fuel Filter
    • Fuel Level Switch
    • Rigid Fuel Lines
    • Flexible Fuel Lines
  • Instrumentation
    • Communication Modules
    • Color Marine Power Display System
    • Pilot House Instrument Panels
    • Marine Gear Sensors
  • Lube System
    • Sump Pumps
    • Lubricating Oil
  • Power Take-offs
    • Stub Shafts
    • Crankshaft Pulleys
    • Damper Guard
    • Flexible Coupling and Guards
  • Marine Society Requirements
    • Green Passport Documentation
    • Spray Shielding
  • Protection System
    • Shutoff and Alarm Contactors
  • Special Appearance Packages
    • Special Appearance Packages with Chrome Covers
    • Yacht Class Finish
  • Starting System
    • Air Starting Motor Options
    • Battery Sets - 24 Volt - Dry
    • Battery Rack
  • Mounting System
    • Engine Supports
    • Vibration Isolation Mountings
  • Transitional Vibration Analysis
  • Packing
    • Shrink Wrap Protection
    • Storage Preservation with Glycol Solution/Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor
    • Export Boxing
    • Export Packaging
  • Parts Kits