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All About the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A Engine

What is the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine?

The powerful Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine is a part of the reliable family of Perkins 4000 series engines. The 4012-46TAG3A is a V12, 46 litre turbocharged diesel engine.

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Where is the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine currently manufactured?

This diesel engine is currently manufactured in Stafford, UK. The Perkins build list for this engine model begins DGDM.

The 4012-46TAG3A can only be ran at the 50Hz configuration however it is still a very capable and versatile engine. It also has the option of either a temperate or tropical radiator.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine?

The turbocharged and air to air cooled engine requires 177 L of oil for lubrication, 207 L of coolant for the water cooling system and has a total displacement of 45.842L.

What is the power output of the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine?

The power output of the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A is 2203 horsepower (1643 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

What power rating does the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine run at?

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

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine?

The Perkins 4012-46TAG3A fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption:

  • At 50% it uses 187 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 275 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 370 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 405 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 4012-46TAG3A diesel engine?

This Perkins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3915mm (154") Long, 2198mm (87") Wide and 2259mm (89") high. The cylinders have dimensions of 160mm for the bore and 190mm for the stroke. The (dry) mass of the engine is 4400kg. (Note these are the measurements with a temperate radiator).

The rotation of this engine is anti-clockwise, as viewed from the fly wheel.

This powerful engine can be used for a variety of high power industries around the world. If a larger output is required, this engine could also be placed in parallel with other engines to increase output.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 1206A-E70TTAG1 diesel engine?

Full time service assistance is available from Perkins around the clock, 365 days a year. They have a superior system of stockists, suppliers and trained engine experts at their disposal to help, along with a selection of modern web based tools at their disposal to cover a range of issues. Including; technical information, parts identification and ordering systems. All committed to maximising the performance of your engine over its life-time.