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All About the Cummins KTA38-G5 Engine

What is the Cummins KTA38-G5 diesel engine?

The Cummins KTA38 series has been developed through the years to keep in line with the forever growing demands in the power generation industry. The engine produces high performance power in the most extreme climates. It has an inbuilt step timing control system which makes sure optimum engine timing takes place at all combinations of load at ambient temperature.

The KTA38-G5 is a 12 cylinder, 50 Hz, turbocharged and after cooled engine which is currently manufactured in India. The after cooler makes for more efficient combustion and reduces internal stresses leading to a longer life time.

What is the power output of the Cummins KTA38-G5 diesel engine?

The engine has a total displacement of 37.8L, it requires 140L of oil and 218.5L of coolant. The engine therefore produces 1180 horsepower (880 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

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What power rating does the Cummins KTA38-G5 diesel engine run at?

The KTA38-G5 is available for use in diesel generators at Prime (PRP)Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) power ratings meaning its suitable for a variety of applications.

What is the fuel consumption of the Cummins KTA38-G5 engine?

The Cummins KTA38-G5 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 65 litres/hr
  • At 50% it uses 113 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 161 litres/hr
  • At 100% it uses 209 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Cummins KTA38-G5 diesel engine?

This Cummins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3172mm length, 1752mm width, 2004mm height and has a dry weight of 4990 kg. The dimensions of the bore and stroke are both 159mm.

This engine can be paired with an alternator to make a powerful generator set. The generator could be used in a wide range of industries for power generation and would work effectively in the harshest of weather conditions. To increase the power output the generator could also be placed in sync with another generator set of the same type which would lead to doubling the power output.

What customer support is offered with the Cummins KTA38-G5 diesel engine?

Cummins also offer a high level of reliable technical support and after sales service with all their products. This support is delivered via their professional global network to make sure your engine is always performing at its optimum levels.