C280-8 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Overview

Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability,reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

Cat Diesel Engine
Cat Diesel Engine
  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight
Generator
Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
World Wide Product Support
World Wide Product Support
  • Cat dealers provide extensive post-sale support including maintenance and repair agreements.
  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products
Full Range of Attachments
Full Range of Attachments
  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation
Cat Diesel Engine
Cat Diesel Engine
  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight
Generator
Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
World Wide Product Support
World Wide Product Support
  • Cat dealers provide extensive post-sale support including maintenance and repair agreements.
  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products
Full Range of Attachments
Full Range of Attachments
  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1830 ekW
Maximum Rating
2660 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
IMO - Tier 2
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
720 & 900 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore
11in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
9064in³
Compression Ratio
13:01
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Governor Type
Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
404in
Width - Maximum
99.62in
Height - Maximum
156.6in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
91050lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Turbocharger, watercooled (720 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
    • Air inlet shutoff
  • Cooling System
    • Engine coolant water drains
    • Jacket water thermostats
    • Water temperature regulator
  • Exhaust System
    • Includes adapter, Flexible exhaust fitting
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • 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
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
    • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
    • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication & oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Mounting System
    • Engine and generator mounting
    • Damper, torsional vibration
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Air silencer
    • Vane type air starter
    • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
    • Line group for single point custom connection
  • General:
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
    • Gear driven pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket water, Aftercooler / Oil cooler water

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air cleaner louver assembly
    • Boost control valve
    • Soot filter
    • Vertical support bracket
    • Heavy duty air cleaner
    • Air inlet adapter
  • Cooling System
    • Heating aids
    • Auxiliary water pump
    • Cooling system aids
    • Expansion tank
  • Exhaust System
    • Weld flange and related hardware
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Fuel system connections
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Generator System
    • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
    • Class F insulation
    • Busbar connections
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti-condensation space heaters
  • Governor System
    • Battery backup / Power supply
    • EGB actuator
    • 2301 A load share
    • Electronic / actuators
    • Digital programmers
    • 723 Plus
  • Lube System
    • Oil pan drain valve
    • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Mounting System
    • Spring type vibration isolator
    • Isolator
    • Vertically restrained
    • Non-vertically restrained
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Compressed air flex hose
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors

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