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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Engine Ratings

Rating Conditions Unless otherwise specified, all ratings are based on SAE J1349 standard ambient conditions: * 100 kPa (29.6 inches of Hg) of pressure * 30 percent relative humidity * a temperature of 25°C (77°F) Ratings also apply at AS1501, … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Engine Information

The 3208 engine is a direct fuel injected, vee eight cylinder four stroke engine. Each cylinder head has four inlet valves and four exhaust valves. The rocker arms and the valves are actuated by the camshaft. The action is performed … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Cold Weather Operation

Caterpillar Diesel Engines can operate effectively in cold weather. However, engine operation in cold weather is dependent on the type of fuel used and how well the fuel moves through fuel related components. The purpose of this section is to … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Stopping the Engine

Emergency Stopping Make sure that any external system components that have been operating to support engine operation are secured after any stop. Emergency Stop Buttons Emergency Stop Button, shown mounted on a junction box. Emergency stops may be made by … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Operating the Engine

Warm-up 1. Run the engine at low idle for three to five minutes, or until the jacket water temperature starts to rise. 2. Check all gauges during the warm up period. 3. Make another walk-around inspection. Check the engine for … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Engine Protective Devices

Shutoff and Alarm Systems Shutoff and alarm systems are either electrically or mechanically operated. The operation of all electric shutoffs and alarms utilize components which actuate switches in a sensing unit. Shutoff switches are set at a more critical operating … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Generator Set Control (GSC)

The left side of the control panel contains the Generator Set Control (GSC). This is the “main” component of the system, and also displays generator output, generator set functions, fault conditions, and key engine parameters. The GSC accepts information from … Continue reading

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3208 INDUSTRIAL AND GENERATOR SET ENGINES – Main Control Panel

The main control panel may or may not contain all of the components shown. Some components are optional, and may not be required for your particular application. Optional panel lights (1), optional governor switch (shown) or speed potentiometer (2), optional … Continue reading

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