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Caterpillar C280-8-3299 Marine Main Engine

The Caterpillar C280-8-3299 marine main engine series is an I-8, 4-Stroke-Cycle-Diesel engine with a 280 mm (11 in) bore, 300 mm (11.8 in) stroke and 148 L (9031 cu in) displacement. Lube oil system with replaceable oil filter: 145 L (38.5 gal) with common rail fuel system and electronic (A5E2 V2 ECM) governor.
The Caterpillar C280-8-3299 marine main engine series has a rated speed range of 1800 RPM and a rated power range of 3299 bhp (2460 bkW).
Caterpillar C280-8-3299 marine main engine series complies with US EPA Tier 3/IMO II emission certifiCaterpillarion (commercial), RCD 2016, EU Stage IIIA emission standards, CCNR Stage II standards by following EU Stage IIIA standards, and the intake air is turbocharged cold.
Combustion air temperatures up to 50 °C (122 °F) measured at the turbocharger air compressor inlet, seawater temperatures up to 32 °C (89.6 °F) and fuel temperatures up to 40 °C ( 104 °F).
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Advantages of Cat C280-8-3299 Marine Main Engine

  • Engine Design : Proven reliability and durability, 45 °C ambient capability*, Robust diesel strength design prolongs life and lowers owning and operating costs, Broad operating speed range.

  • Custom Packaging : Trust a Cat factory custom package to meet your exact petroleum application needs. Cat engines, generators, enclosures, controls, radiators, transmissions — anything your project requires — can be custom designed and matched to create a one-of-a kind solution. Custom packages are globally supported and are covered by a one-year warranty after startup.

  • Full Range of Attachments : Large variety of factory-installed engine attachments reduces packaging time.

  • Testing : Every engine is full-load tested to ensure proper engine performance.

  • Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience : Over 80 years of natural gas engine production Ownership of these manufacturing processes enables Caterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products.

Technical Specifications

Basic Introduction of Caterpillar C280-8-3299 Marine Main Engine

Engine Model:C280-8-3299
Engine Type:Inline 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Displacement:148 L (9031 in³)
Rated Power / Speed:2460 HP @ 1000 RPM
Aspiration Method:Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA)
Emission Standard:UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA
Bore * Stroke:280 mm (11 in) * 300 mm (11.8 in)
Packing Size(L * W * H):4958 mm * 1804 mm * 2648 mm
Weight , Net Dry:19000 kg (41888 lb)
Lead Time:15-30 Working Days
Payment Terms:T/T ,L/C

Engine Model

Rated Power



C280-8-ME32992460 HP @ 1000 RPMTurbocharged-AftercooledIMO Tier II, IMO Tier III,EPA Marine Tier 4
C280-8-ME36342710 HP @ 1000 RPMTurbocharged-AftercooledIMO Tier II, IMO Tier III,EPA Marine Tier 4
C280-12-ME49622214 HP @ 1000 RPMTurbocharged-AftercooledIMO Tier II, IMO Tier III,EPA Marine Tier 4
C280-12-ME54442304 HP @ 1000 RPMTurbocharged-AftercooledIMO Tier II, IMO Tier III,EPA Marine Tier 4

General Engine Specifications of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

Engine SpecificationsIn-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle-DieseEmission IMO II , IMO III,Tier 4
Displacement148 L (9031 in³)Bore * Stroke280 mm (11 in) * 300 mm (11.8 in)
Rated Engine Speed1000 RPMAspirationTurbocharged- Aftercooled
Overall Length4958 mm (195.2 in)Overall Width1804 mm (71.0 in)
Overall Height2648 mm (104.2 in)Weight, Net Dry (approx)19000 kg (41888 lb)
Electronically Governed A4 ECUCooling SystemSingle or Combined
Engine MountedFreshwater and Seawater PumpsCooling System530 L (140 gal)
Lube Oil System2876 L (760 gal)Engine Diagnostics and General AlarmProgrammable Parameters
Engine Coolant Water Drains Counterclockwise Rotation

Performance of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

Max PowerCS Rating EM0842/EM0852 Fuel ConsumptionDEF ConsumptionProp DemandMC Rating EM0843/EM0853 Fuel ConsumptionDEF Consumption
Assumes 40% DEF Fluid ConcentrationAssumes 40% DEF Fluid Concentration

Clean Emissions Module (CMF) of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

CEM Dimensions & WeightsLength1506.6 mm  / 59.3 inDosing CabinetLength940 mm / 37.0 in
Width1681.4 mm  / 66.2 inWidth500 mm / 19.7 in
Height3761.8 mm / 148.1 inHeight585 mm / 23.0 in
Weight3000 kg / 6600 lbAccess610 mm / 24.0 in (Sides)
N/AN/A457 mm / 8.0 in (Front)
N/AN/A52 mm / 6.0 in (Rear)
Mixing Tube DimensionsLength3076 mm / 121.1 in
Diameter514 mm / 20.2 in

Standard Engine Equipment of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

Air Intake System1. Air Intake ClosedFuel System1. Oil Transfer Pump (Installed on The Left)
2. Top Mounted Crankcase Breather2. Duplex Fuel Filter
3. Turbocharger Lubricated with Engine Oil3. Electronically Controlled Unit Injector
4. Fresh Water Aftercooler with Corrosion Resistant Coating (Air Side)4. Distillate Fuels (Requires A Viscosity Range of 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38°C)
Control System1. Two Caterpillar A-Iii Engine Electronic Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injectors Fuel SystemCooling System1. Engine Coolant Drain
2. Hard Wire Harness (Requires 10A, 24V Power Supply to Drive The Engine Electronic Control Module)2. N/A
Lubrication System1. Oil Filler and DipstickUniversal1. Caterpillar Yellow Spray Paint
2. Oil Pressure Regulating Valve2. Gear Driven Pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket Water, Aftercooler/Oil Cooler Water
3. Crankcase Explosion-Proof Safety Valve3. N/A
4. Centrifugal Oil Filter with Single Shut-Off Valve4. N/A
Exhaust System1. Dry Airtight Exhaust Manifold

Optional Equipment of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

Engine Application1. Crankshaft Deflection MarkEngine Kit Description1. Auxiliary Drive
2. Additional Mounting Feet2. Short Shaft Certification
Cooling System1. Auxiliary Water PumpProtection System1. Surveillance System
2. Jacket Water Heater2. ECP Relay System Options
3. Heat Recovery System3. ECP Mechanical Dashboard
4. Heat Recovery Thermostat4. Turbocharger Speed Sensor
5. Oil and Gas Separator5. Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
6. Connector for Driven Equipment6. Oil Mist Detector
7. Cooling System Joint Assembly7. Protect System Components
8. N/A8. Wiring
9. N/A9. Magnetoelectric Speed Sensor
Air Intake System1. Air FilterStarting System1. Pressure Booster Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve
Exhaust System1. Outlet ExpanderFuel System1. Fuel Priming Pump
2. Expansion Exhaust Joint2. Duplex Fuel Prefilter
3. Welded Flange3. Fuel System Connector
Spare Parts Kit1. Intake and Air SystemEngine Test1. Basic System Test
2. Basic Engine2. Special Eyewitness Test
3. Cylinder Head3. Customer Selected Test Point
4. Fuel System4. Marine Limit Line Test
5. Cooling System5. Propeller Demand Curve Testing
6. Instrument6. N/A
7. Cylinder Valve Kit7. N/A
Lubrication System1. Oil Pan Drain Valve
2. Lubrication Joint
3. Lube Oil Heater

Modifiable of CAT C280-8-ME3299 Marine Main Engine

Air Intake System1. Installation Position of Air FilterStarting System1. 12V Starter Motor for 12V Electric System
2. Upgrade to Heavy-Duty Type Air Fitler2. Upgrading to Specified Brand and Speicifications of  Starter Motor
Exhuast System1. Can Modify Installation Position and Direction of TurbochargerCharging System1. 12V Charging Alternator for 12V Electric System
2. Water-Cooled Exhuast Manifold2. Explosion-Proof Charging Alternator
3. Water-Cooled Turbocharger3. Upgrading to Specified Brand and Speicifications of Charging Alternator
Cooling System1. Can Modify Engine Into Keel Cooling SystemEngine Auiliary Accessories1. Additional Auxiliary Systems Can Be Added for Special Applications
Lubricating System1. Oil Pan PositionPower Output System1. Can Modify Size of Flywheel Housing and Flywheel
2. Number of Dipstick2. Dual-Ear Flywheel Housing (for Twin-Starter System)
3.  Position of Dipstick Can Choose From 6 Positions3. Some of Models Can Modify Flywheel Housing Into Pto Integrated Type
4. Can Modify Oil Filter to Be Remote Installation4. Engine Have Connecting Port of Ptos, That Able to Provide Power Output
Engine Mounting System1. Can Modify Engine Mouting BracketFuel System1. Upgrade to Fuel Fitler That Integrated with Fuel Transfer Pump and Fuel Pre-Hearter

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