Caterpillar C18 Operation And Maintenance Manual Marine generator. Page 2: Important Safety Information If a tool, procedure, work method or operating technique that is not specifically recommended by Caterpillar is used, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for operation and maintenance pdf and for others.

You should also ensure that the product will not be damaged or become unsafe by the operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair procedures that you intend to use. Therefore, under extremely severe, dusty, wet or freezing cold operating conditions, English is the primary language for all Caterpillar more frequent lubrication and maintenance than is publications. The English used facilitates translation specified in the Maintenance Interval Schedule may and consistency in electronic media delivery. Page 5 SEBU8013-01 Foreword California Proposition 65 Warning Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Page 7 Operation and Maintenance Man- ual. Failure to follow the instructions or heed the warnings could result in injury or death.

Contact any Caterpillar dealer for replacement manuals. These messages are located on each side of the These safety messages are located on each side of barrel of the generator. 01372256 Hot parts or hot components can cause burns or personal injury. This safety message is located on the air cleaner This safety message is located next to the cap on element. Spraying uncontrolled ether in- Pressurized system! This safety message for lifting the genset is located The safety message for automatic starting is located on the side panels of the terminal box.

01392484 When the engine is in the AUTOMATIC mode, the engine can start at any moment. Page 11: General Hazard Information The safety message for electrical shock is located repaired. Attach the warning tags to the engine and to each operator control station. Page 13 Illustration 6 Repair any fuel lines, oil lines, tubes, or hoses that Caterpillar equipment and replacement parts that are are loose or damaged. Caterpillar recommends the use of only genuine Caterpillar Inspect all lines, tubes and hoses carefully.

Page 14: Burn Prevention fire hazard. Do not operate Cooling system conditioner contains alkali. Alkali can a product when a fire hazard exists. Do not allow alkali to contact Caterpillar dealer for service. Page 15: Fire Prevention And Explosion Prevention filter housings must be tightened to the proper torque. If the application involves the presence of combustible gases, consult your Caterpillar dealer for additional information about suitable protection devices.

Remove all flammable materials such as fuel, oil, and debris from the engine. Page 16: Crushing Prevention And Cutting Prevention Do not install any lines that are bent or damaged. Repair any lines that are loose or damaged. Consult your Caterpillar dealer for repair or for replacement parts. Check lines, tubes, and hoses carefully.

Do not use your bare hand to check for leaks. Page 17: Mounting And Dismounting SEBU8013-01 Safety Section Mounting and Dismounting Chips or other debris may fly off objects when objects Do not start the engine or move any of the controls are struck. Page 18: Engine Stopping SEBU8013-01 Safety Section Engine Stopping Grounding Practices Engine exhaust contains products of combustion that can be harmful to your health. Always start the engine and operate the engine in a ventilated area. The electrical system for the vessel and the engine If the engine is started in an enclosed area, vent the must be properly grounded. Page 19: Generator Isolating For Maintenance Note: Many of the engine control systems and display 7.

Consult the OEM of the equip, note: Heat exchanger type fuel heaters should have a bypass provision in order to prevent overheating of the fuel in warm weather operation. Spraying uncontrolled ether in, 1250 Engine Operation The efficiency of the engine can affect the fuel economy. Phase Generator Three, repair any lines that are loose or damaged. Fuel Consumption Also, inspect the alternator for loose Personal injury can result from air pressure. 03 Operation Section Lifting and Storage If the engine is equipped with a raw water system, remove the cover of the generator’s terminal box. Page 17: Mounting And Dismounting SEBU8013, page 74 Table 19 prior to blending.