C280-8 Offshore Generator Set

C280-8 Offshore Generator Set

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 ...

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating
Maximum Rating
IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2
Oil Change Interval
Fuel System
Engine Control
Electronic ADEM™ A3
Generator Set Control
Generator Monitoring System (GMS)

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System - Engine
140gal (US)
Lube Oil System - Refill
289gal (US)



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


• 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

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Control System
    • 4-20 mA load feedback signal
    • Load sharing module
    • Direct rack module
    • Single Cat ADEM A3 electronic engine control module withelectronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness(10 amp 24V power required to drive electronic enginecontrol modules)
    Exhaust System
    • Exhaust manifold shields
    • Vertical or 30° outboard exhaust orientation options
    • Exhaust outlet expanders and weld flanges
    • Dry, gas tight exhaust manifold
    Lube System
    • Dry engine-mounted sump system that gravity feeds intobase assembly integral sump
    • Engine-mounted duplex oil filter
    • Intermittent air prelube
    • Continuous electric prelube
    • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube andintermittent air prelube backup
    • Oil pan drain valves
    • Electric continuous prelube pump
    • Lube oil heater
    Protection System
    • Wiring meets MCS requirements
    • Upgrade PLC monitor to industrial PC
    • Upgrades AC/OC, JW and start air pressure from contactorsto transducers
    • Raw water/sea water pressure transducer
    • Modbus communication
    • Beacon and horn
    • Single engine remote display monitor
    • Emergency pump start signal
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
    • Cabinet cooler
    • Alarm and shutdown during abnormal operation
    • Generator power monitoring
    • Remote relay panel
    • Turbocharger speed sensors
    • Cylinder pressure relief valve
    • Oil mist detector
    • Flywheel and damper guards
    Mounting System
    • Base aseembly
    • Vertically-restrained vibration isolators and weld plates
    Starting System
    • Single turbine air starters
    • Boost control valve for extremely cold ambient conditions
    • Air start pressure reducing valves
    • Project-specific installation drawings
    • Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings