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All About the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A Engine

What is the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

The Perkins 4012-46TAG2A is a proven engine from Perkins 4000 series of diesel engines. The 4012-46TAG2A is a 12 cylinder 46 litre turbocharged diesel engine.

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

Where is the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine currently manufactured?

The Perkins 4012-46TAG2A is currently manufactured in Stafford, UK. The Perkins build list for this engine model begins DGBM.

The 4012-46TAG2A can only be ran at 50Hz however it is still a very capable and versatile engine. It also has the option of coming with a temperate or tropical radiator.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

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

What is the power output of the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

This diesel engine can produce 1957 horsepower (1459 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

What power rating does the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A 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. This engine in particular is aimed at the Standby market.

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

The Perkins 4012-46TAG2A 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 157 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 234 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 310 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 341 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

This Perkins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3916mm (154") Long, 1775mm (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 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 engine, coupled with an alternator, in a generator set would be an ideal setup for any jobs which demand a high amount of power. For even more power, the generator can be synced with multiple other generators to increase the power output.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 4012-46TAG2A diesel engine?

Perkins have a team of trained professionals located around the world who are there to ensure your engine is always working at its most efficient and productive levels. The Perkins team also have a variety of modern web based tools at their finger tips to help on a number of issues such as ordering systems, genuine spare parts and technical information.