The C280-6 generator set incorporates years of proven success of the 3600 engine with the latest technology in electronics. The result is a fully integrated solution that is ideal for offshore operations. Ideal applications for the C280-6 offshore generator set are main power on-board drilling and production vessels and platforms. Complete package offerings are MCS type-approved and compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards, making integration of the Cat C280-12 generator set into the vessel a simplified operation. Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. Cat C280-6 offshore generator set. Ratings: 1661-1940 ekW (2076-2771 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.
The engine is a turbocharged, aftercooled, four-strokecycle- diesel, electronic unit injection engine with a 280 mm (11 in) bore by 300 mm (11.8 in) stroke. SAE standard rotation is counterclockwise as viewed from the rear of engine flywheel.
GL and CCS approved IMO certificate — includes statement of compliance or Engine International Air Pollution Prevention (EIAPP) certificate, supplied by the Recognized Organization (RO) where available, and technical file to be kept on board per IMO regulations.
Marine Certification Society type-approval
ABS, BV, CCS, DnV, GL, LRS
Spray shielding to meet SOLAS regulations for flammable fluids
Declaration of Incorporation for EU Machinery Safety
Directive and EU Low Voltage Safety Directive
Air Inlet System
Fresh water aftercooler, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
Air inlet shutoff
Turbocharger, rear-mounted, oil lubricated
Single Cat ADEM A3 electronic engine control module with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp 24V power required to drive electronic engine control modules)
Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38°C)
Fuel pump, gear-driven
Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side)
Duplex fuel filters, rear-engine-mounted
Electronically controlled unit injectors
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
Oil pressure regulating valve
Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds into base assembly integral sump
Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
Intermittent air prelube
Continuous electric prelube
Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube and intermittent air prelube backup
Oil pan drain valves
Electric continuous prelube pump
Lube oil heater
Oil pump - gear drive
Crankcase explosion relief valves
Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation
PLC-based system provides protection, monitoring, and control housed in a NEMA 4 (IP66) enclosure.