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All About the Cummins KTA50-G8 Engine

What is the Cummins KTA50-G8 diesel engine?

The Cummins KTA50 series has improved over the years through technical development with the aim to build future proof engines. The KTA50-G8 is a 16 cylinder, turbocharged and after cooled engine which is currently made in India. The engine has three different options for the large capacity after coolers; jacket water aftercooled, one pump two loop or two pump two loop.

The engine comes in either the 50 Hz or 60 Hz configuration and is renown for its performance in the most extreme weather conditions.

What is the power output of the Cummins KTA50-G8 diesel engine?

This engine has a total displacement of 50.3L and requires 178L of oil and 496L of coolant. The engine therefore produces 1608 horsepower (1200 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

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What power rating does the Cummins KTA50-G8 diesel engine run at?

The cost effective KTA50-G8 is available for use in diesel generators at Prime (PRP)Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) power ratings.

What is the fuel consumption of the Cummins KTA50-G8 engine?

The Cummins KTA50-G8 fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption (percent of prime power):

  • At 25% it uses 82 litres/hr
  • At 50% it uses 155 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 222 litres/hr
  • At 100% it uses 289 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Cummins KTA50-G8 diesel engine?

This Cummins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3720mm length, 2000mm width, 2516mm height and has a dry weight of 6580 kg. The dimensions of the bore and stroke are both 159mm. 

Paring this large engine with an alternator would make for a powerful generator which could be used in the power generation industry. Due to its size, this engine would be fit for purpose for many different jobs.

What customer support is offered with the Cummins KTA50-G8 diesel engine?

With every Cummins product comes the great after sales service and technical support that the company offers. This means that any issues regarding your product Cummins will be on hand to help with it straight away.

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