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All About the Cummins QSK50-G3 Engine

What is the Cummins QSK50-G3 diesel engine?

The Cummins QSK50 series makes use of refined electronics and world class engineering to provide the best possible performance levels.

The QSK50-G3 is a 16 cylinder, turbocharged and after cooled engine which is currently made in the UK.

The engine comes in either the 50 Hz or 60 Hz configuration and uses a modular common rail fuel injection system. The fuel system allows for improved performance, diagnostics and efficiency.

What is the power output of the Cummins QSK50-G3 diesel engine?

This engine has a total displacement of 50.3L, requires 235L of oil and 294L of coolant. The engine therefore produces 1622 horsepower (1210 kWm) at 1500 RPM or 1870 horsepower (1395 kWm) at 1800 RPM.

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

What power rating does the Cummins QSK50-G3 diesel engine run at?

The QSK50-G3 is available for use in diesel generators at Prime (PRP)Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) power ratings and will run reliably and at high performance levels at all three ratings.

What is the fuel consumption of the Cummins QSK50-G3 engine?

The Cummins QSK50-G3 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 91 litres/hr
  • At 50% it uses 168 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 241 litres/hr
  • At 100% it uses 313 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Cummins QSK50-G3 diesel engine?

This Cummins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 4674mm length, 2468mm width, 3100mm height and has a dry weight of 7429 kg. The dimensions of the bore and stroke are both 159mm. 

Pairing this powerful engine with an alternator will make a generator which can be used for power generation. As this engine comes in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz as well as running at Prime (PRP)Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) power ratings means it's a very versatile engine to use.

What customer support is offered with the Cummins QSK50-G3 diesel engine?

Cummins engines are supported by a world class after sales and technical service team who are on hand around the world to help with your machine.

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