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The C280-8 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 C280-8 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 C280-8 offshore generator set. Ratings: 2208-2600 ekW (2760-3714 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

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Engine Specifications
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Minimum Rating 3084.0 kV·A 2300.0 ekW
Maximum Rating 3634.0 kV·A 2710.0 ekW
Emissions IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2 IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2
Displacement 9031.0 in³ 148.0 l
Oil Change Interval 1000.0 h 1000.0 h
Weight 108027.0 lb 49000.0 kg
Generator Set Control Generator Monitoring System (GMS) Generator Monitoring System (GMS)
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm
Engine Control Electronic ADEM™ A3 Electronic ADEM™ A3
Fuel System EUI EUI
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm

Product Design

• Cat C280 engines incorporate more than 20 years of proven component reliability and durability from 3600 engines

Simplified Packaging Concept

- Offshore drilling package provides single lift handling- Caterpillar warranty for all packaged components- Includes most ancillaries, ready-to-run package- Easy to handle and install, few shipped-loose parts

Custom Packaging

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meetyour project needs with custom factory generator setsand mechanical packages. Cat engines, generators,controls, radiators, and transmissions can be customdesigned and matched in collaboration with our localdealers to create unique solutions. Custom packagesare globally supported and are covered by a one-yearwarranty after startup.

Full Range of Attachments

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachmentsincreases application flexibility and reduces installationtime.Testing• Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper packageperformance• Full range of factory tests and reports are availableincluding performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuelconsumption, engine, and generator special tests

Testing

• Every unit is full-load tested to ensure proper packageperformance• Full range of factory tests and reports are availableincluding performance, torsional-vibration analysis, fuelconsumption, engine, and generator special tests

Product Support Offered Through the Global Cat Dealer Network

More than 2,200 dealer outletsCaterpillar factory-trained dealer technicians serviceevery aspect of your Cat engineCaterpillar parts and labor warrantyPreventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore-failure optionsS•O•SSM program matches your oil and coolant samplesagainst Caterpillar set standards to determine:- Internal engine component condition- Presence of unwanted fluids and combustionby-products- Site-specific oil change interval

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience

• C280 engines incorporate over 20 years of provencomponent reliability and durability from 3600 engines• Large field population in offshore applications providesproven performance, reliability, durability, andestablished worldwide product support network

Web Site

Visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com to learn more.

Improved Fuel Efficiency

- Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) fuel system providesoptimized combustion at any load- Lower specific fuel consumption at part load- Reduced transient smoke and emissions

C280-8 Standard Equipment

Product Consist
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  • The engine is a turbocharged, aftercooled, four-strokecycle-diesel, electronic unit injection engine with a280 mm (11 in) bore by 300 mm (11.8 in) stroke. SAEstandard rotation is counterclockwise as viewed from therear of engine flywheel.

C280-8 Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
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  • 90° adapter and straight adapters for air inlet to turbochargerAir cleaners
  • Air cleaners with Cat dry paper filter elements (approximately99.9% efficient at filtering SAE fine dust)
  • Soot filter