C280-8 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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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
Worldwide Product Support
Worldwide 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
2200 ekW (60Hz), 2938 kVA (50Hz)
Maximum Rating
2420 ekW (60Hz), 3250 kVA (50Hz)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Tier 4 Final, IMO Tier 2
Frequency
50 / 60 Hz
Speed
900 / 1000 rpm
Duty Cycle
Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
C280-8, 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 and 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 isolators
    • Isolator
    • Vertically restrained
    • Non-vertically restrained
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Compressed air flex hose
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors

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C280-8 Diesel Generator Sets

Engine Model
C280-8, I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Maximum Rating
2420 ekW (60Hz), 3250 kVA (50Hz)
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Engine Model
C1.1, In-line 4 4-cycle diesel
Voltage
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Maximum Rating
9.5 kVA
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Engine Model
C1.1, In-line 4, 4-cycle diesel
Voltage
110 to 480 Volts
Maximum Rating
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