C280-12 Commercial Propulsion Engines

C280-12 Marine Propulsion Engine (EPA Tier 4)

Overview

Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.

A3 ECU
• 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 ...
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
A3 ECU
• 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
• 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

Power Rating

Power Range
4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)
Power Range
4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)

Engine Specifications

Speed Range
1000 rpm
Emissions
EPA Tier 4, IMO II
Aspiration
TTA
Bore
11.0in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
13546.0in3
Rotation from Flywheel End
Counterclockwise or clockwise
Configuration
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Speed Range
1000 rpm
Emissions
EPA Tier 4, IMO II
Aspiration
TTA
Bore
11in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
13546in³

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight
57276.0lb
Minimum Length
182.0in
Minimum Height
134.0in
Minimum Width
80.0in
Maximum Length
182in
Maximum Height
134in
Maximum Width
80in
Minimum Dry Weight
57276lb
Minimum Length
182in
Minimum Height
134in
Minimum Width
80in

Standard/Optional Features

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
    • Dual 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 Systems
    • 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

Optional Equipment:

  • Engine Application/design Control
    • Crankshaft Deflection Marks
    • Extra Mounting Feet
  • Engine Package Description
    • Front Auxiliary Drive
    • Stub Shaft Certification
  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaners
    • Air Cleaner options
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary Water Pump
    • Jacket Water Heaters
    • Heat Recovery System
    • Heat Recovery Thermostats
    • De-Aerator
    • Connections for Driven Equipment
    • Cooling System Connection Groups
  • Exhaust System
    • Outlet Expander
    • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
    • Weld Flange
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pump
    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
    • Fuel Systems Connections
  • Lube System
    • Oil Pan Drain Valve
    • Lube Connections
    • Lube Oil Heater
  • Marine Society Requirements
    • Spray Shielding
  • Protection System
    • Monitoring System
    • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
    • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
    • Oil Mist Detector
  • Spare Parts Kits
    • Intake and Air System
    • Basic Engine
    • Cylinder Head
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling System
    • Instrumentation
    • Cylinder Valve Kits
  • Starting System
    • Boost Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Engine Testing
    • Basic System Testing
    • Special Witness Test
    • Customer Selected Test Points
    • Marine Limit Line Test
    • Propeller Demand Curve Test
  • Service Tools/ship Protection/factor Support
    • Commissioning
    • Service Tools
    • Shipping Protection - Export Boxing
    • AID Emblem
    • Storage Preservation

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