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All About the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 Engine

What is the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

The Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 is a reliable engine which is a part of the Perkins 2500 range. It is a 15.2 litre, straight 6, turbocharged engine.

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

Where is the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine currently manufactured?

The 2506A-E15TAG1  is currently manufactured in the USA. The Perkins build number for this engine begins MGAF.

The excellent features of this engine lead to low oil usage and low wear rates which therefore reduces costs of ownership. This engine can also be set up in either the 50Hz or 60Hz configuration making it even more adaptable.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

The engine makes use of a turbocharger with an air-to-air charge cooler, requires 62 L of oil for lubrication, has a water cooled cooling system which requires 58 L of coolant and a total displacement of 15.2L.

What is the power output of the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

The engine therefore produces 605 horsepower (451 kWm) at 1500 RPM and 689 horsepower (514 kWm) at 1800RPM. Oil service intervals are 500 hours as standard.

What power rating does the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine run at?

This engine is available at either Prime (PRP) or Standby (ESP) ratings for use in a diesel generator.

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

The Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption (percentage of prime power):

  • At 50% it uses 50 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 72 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 95 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 104 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

The dimensions of this Perkins Engine are 2657mm (105") Long, 1120mm (44") Wide and 1718mm (68") high. The cylinders have measurements of 137mm for the bore and 171mm for the stroke. The engine has a (dry) mass of 1633kg.

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

The performance and reliability features of this engine makes it a prime choice to use in a generator for power generation. Syncing the generator with another generator would allow for an increased power output and overall better reliability of the power source as well.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 2506A-E15TAG1 diesel engine?

Perkins have a worldwide team of trained engine experts who ensure that your engine is always running at its best. They do this by using a variety of modern web based tools at their disposal which can cover queries on technical information, genuine spare parts and ordering systems. This help is available 24/7, 365 days a year.