Caterpillar, or Cat, is a company that manufactures heavy-duty industrial equipment for a variety of purposes. The Cat 3176C is a marine diesel engine used in industrial aquatic applications such as marine salvage, dredging, and transportation. The 3176C has a number of notable features and specifications.
General Specifications: Caterpillar 3176 Engine Datasheet
The Cat 3176C is a large diesel engine. It is 60.8 inches (1.5 meters) long, 38 inches (0.96 meters) wide, and 39.5 inches (1 meter) high. It weighs 2,590 pounds (1,174 kilograms). It has an inline six-cylinder lineup and a four-stroke cycle. The engine has a bore of 4.92 inches (125mm), a stroke of 5.5 inches (140mm), a compression ratio of 16.1 and a displacement of 629 cubic inches. The engine also has a 12-gallon (45-liter) cooling system and a 7.5-gallon (28-liter) lubricating oil system.
Engine Features – Caterpillar 3176 Engine Specifications
The engine also has the following features: electronic governor; air inlet system (aftercooler; air filter / fume removal system), cooling system (thermostat, jacket water pump; sea water pump, integral heat exchanger / expansion pack); exhaust system (water-cooled, 6-inch round; flanged outlet, manifold, turbocharger), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) No. 1 counterclockwise rotating flywheel, fuel system (fuel filter, fuel transfer pump , fuel priming pump and fuel lines); lubrication system (crankcase breather, oil cooler, oil filter, oil pan, oil filler, oil pump, dipstick); front bracket mounting system; and hydraulic pump drive with SAE A splined teeth.
Performance Specifications – 3176 Caterpillar Engine
The Cat 3176C engine produces 448 bkW (brake kilowatts) of power and 600 bhp (brake horsepower) or 608 mhp (metric horsepower) at 2300 rpm (revolutions per minute). It also produces 1,370 foot-pounds (foot-pounds) or 1,858 Nm (Newton-meters) of torque at 2,300 rpm. The fuel consumption rate is 32 gallons / hour.