C280-16 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight
Generator
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  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
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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
3350 ekW
Maximum Rating
5320 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
IMO - Tier 2
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
720 & 900 rpm
Duty Cycle
Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3616 V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore
11in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
18032in³
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)
141840lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air Cleaner
  • Cooling System
    • Three-bundle oil cooler
    • Jacket Water Thermostats
    • Front Mounted Turbos
    • Engine coolant water drains
    • Water Temperature Regulator
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, Gas Tight, Exhaust Manifold
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
    • Includes Adapter, Flexible Exhaust Fitting
  • Fuel System
    • Simplex or Duplex
  • Generator System
    • Custom Generator per Generator Data Sheet completed by Dealer
  • Governor System
    • UG Actuator
  • Lube System
    • Wet Oil Sump. Includes engine-driven main Lubrication & Oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
    • Centrifugal Oil Filters with Single Shutoff
    • Oil Filler and Dipstick
    • Service Side Engine mounted on Cylinder Block Inspection Covers
    • Crankcase Explosion Relief Valves
    • Oil Pressure Regulating Valve
  • Mounting System
    • Damper, Torsional Vibration
    • Engine and Generator Mounting
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Line Group for Single Point Custom Connection
    • Two Motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
    • Vane Type Air Starter
    • Air Silencer
  • General:
    • Gear driven Pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket Water, Aftercooler / Oil Cooler Water
    • Paint, Caterpillar Yellow

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Inlet Adapter
    • Vertical Support Bracket
    • Air cleaner Louver Assembly
    • Boost Control Valve
    • Soot Filter
    • Heavy Duty Air Cleaner
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary Water Pump
    • Heat Exchanger for Single Circuit
    • Expansion Tank
    • Cooling System Aids
    • Heating Aids
  • Exhaust System
    • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
    • Weld Flange and Related Hardware
  • Fuel System
    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
    • Fuel System Connections
    • Fuel Priming Pump
  • Generator System
    • Winding Temperature Detectors
    • Anti-condensation Space Heaters
    • 3 Phase, Six Leads, WYE
    • Class F Insulation
    • Bus Bar Connections
  • Governor System
    • Electronic / Actuators
    • EGB Actuator
    • Digital Programmers
    • Battery Backup / Power Supply
    • 230 UA
    • 723 Plus
  • Lube System
    • Oil Pan Drain Valve
    • Lube ANSI Adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Mounting System
    • Spring Type Vibration Isolator
    • Vertically Restrained
    • Non-vertically Restrained
    • Isolator
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Compressed Air Flex Hose
    • Turbine Type Air Starters
    • Pressure Reducing Valve
    • Redundant Air Starters
  • General:
    • Custom Paint Colors

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Engine Model
3616 V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Maximum Rating
5320 ekW
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Engine Model
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Voltage
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Maximum Rating
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Engine Model
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Voltage
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Maximum Rating
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