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All About the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A Engine

What is the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

The powerful Perkins 4012-46TWG3A is reliable diesel engine from Perkins 4000 range. The 4012-46TWG3A is a 12 cylinder 46L turbocharged diesel engine.

Need a diesel generator? Our UK made diesel generators include this Perkins diesel engine.

Where is the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine currently manufactured?

The Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine is currently manufactured in Stafford, UK. The Perkins build list for this engine model begins DGNM.

The 4012-46TWG3A runs at the 50Hz configuration and has the option of either the tropical or temperate radiator, making it a versatile engine.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

The turbocharged and air to water cooled engine requires 177L of oil for lubrication, 196L of coolant for the water cooling system and has a total displacement of 45.842L.

What is the power output of the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

The power output of the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine is 1772 horsepower (1321 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

What power rating does the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine run at?

This engine will cover most generator power requirements as it can be ran at all three of the Prime (PRP), Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) power ratings.

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

The Perkins 4012-46TWG3A fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption (percent of prime power):

  • At 50% it uses 151 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 213 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 283 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 318 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

This Perkins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3714mm (146") Long, 1780mm (70") Wide and 2255mm (89") high. The cylinders have dimensions of 160mm for the bore and 190mm for the stroke. The (dry) mass of the engine is 5220kg. (Note these are the measurements with a temperate radiator).

The engine rotates anti-clockwise as viewed from the fly wheel.

This powerful engine, paired with an alternator, can be used in a generator to power a variety of industries in the harshest climates.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 4012-46TWG3A diesel engine?

Full time service assistance is available from Perkins around the clock, 365 days a year. They have a world class system of stockists, suppliers and trained engine experts at their disposal. This is done by using a selection of modern web based tools to cover a range of issues. Including; technical information, parts identification and ordering systems. This ensures your engine is always performing at its most productive and efficient levels.