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VOLVO PENTA GENSET ENGINE

TAD1241GE
1500 rpm, 354 kW (481 hp) 1800 rpm, 387 kW (526 hp)

The TAD1241GE is a powerful, reliable


and economical Generating Set Diesel
Engine built on the dependable in-line six
design.
Durability & low noise
Designed for easiest, fastest and most
economical installation. Well-balanced to
produce smooth and vibration-free opera-
tion with low noise level.
To maintain a controlled working tem-
perature in cylinders and combustion
chambers, the engine is equipped with
piston cooling. The engine is also fitted
with replaceable cylinder liners and valve
seats/guides to ensure maximum durabil-
ity and service life of the engine.
Low exhaust emission
The state of the art, high-tech injection
and charging system with low internal
losses contributes to excellent combus-
tion and low fuel consumption.
The TAD1241GE complies with EU
Features
Maintained performance, air temp 40C
Stage 2 and TA-Luft -50% exhaust emis- Tropical cooling system (55C)
sion regulations. Fully electronic with Volvo Penta EDC III
Dual frequency switch (between 1500 rpm and 1800 rpm)
Easy service & maintenance High power density
Easily accessible service and mainte- Emission compliant
nance points contribute to the ease of Low noise levels
Gen Pac configuration
service of the engine.
Technical description:
Engine and block Lubrication system Efficient cooling with accurate coolant con-
Optimized cast iron cylinder block with opti- Full flow oil cooler trol through a water distribution duct in the
mum distribution of forces without the block Full flow disposable spin-on oil filter, for ex- cylinder block. Reliable sleeve thermostat
being unnessarily heavy. tra high filtration with minimum pressure drop
Wet, replaceable cylinder liners The lubricating oil level can be measured
during operation
Turbo charger
Piston cooling for low piston temperature Efficient and reliable turbo charger
and reduced ring temperature Gear type lubricating oil pump, gear driven
Extra oil filter for the turbo charger
Tapered connecting rods for reduce risk of by the transmission
piston cracking Fuel system Electrical system
Crankshaft induction hardened bearing Electronical Diesel Control III (EDCIII), an
Non-return fuel valve
surfaces and fillets with seven bearings for electronically controlled processing system
Electronic Unit Injectors
moderate load on main and high-end bear- which optimizes engine performance. It also
Fuel prefilter with water separator and wa-
ings includes advanced facilities for diagnostics
ter-in-fuel indicator / alarm
Case hardened and nitrocarburized trans- and fault tracing
Gear driven low-pressure fuel pump
mission gears for heavy duty operation Three different ways for the customer to
Fine fuel filter with manual feed pump and
Keystone top compression rings for long connect his controls and instrument to the
fuel pressure switch
service life engine. CAN SAE J1939 interface, CIU
Fuel shut-off valve, electrically operated
Viscous type crankshaft vibration dampers (Control interface unit) and Stand alone
to withstand single bearing alternator tor- Cooling system connections.
sional vibrations Air to air intercooler Sensors for oil pressure, oil temp, boost
Replaceable valve guides and valve seats Coolant filter as standard pressure, boost temp, coolant temp, fuel
Over head camshaft and four valves per cyl- Gear driven, maintenance-free coolant temp, water in fuel, fuel pressure and two
inder pump with high degree of efficiency speed sensors.
TAD1241GE
Technical Data
General Standard equipment Engine Gen Pac
Engine designation......................................................................... TAD1241GE Engine
No. of cylinders and configuration........................................................ in-line 6 Automatic belt tensioner
Method of operation................................................................................ 4-stroke Lift eyelets
Bore, mm (in.)...................................................................................... 131 (5.16) Flywheel
Stroke, mm (in.)................................................................................... 150 (5.91) Flywheel housing with conn. acc. to SAE 1
Displacement, l (in3).................................................................... 12.13 (740.2) Flywheel for 14 flex. plate and flexible coupling
Compression ratio...................................................................................... 17.5:1 Vibration dampers
Dry weight, kg (lb)........................................................................... 1380 (3036) Engine suspension
With Gen Pac, kg (lb).................................................................... 1645 (3627)
Wet weight, kg (lb)......................................................................... 1455 (3201) Fixed front suspension
With Gen Pac, kg (lb).................................................................... 1720 (3792) Lubrication system
Oil dipstick
Performance Full-flow oil filter of spin-on type
with fan, kW (hp) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm By-pass oil filter of spin-on type
Prime Power 323 (439) 352 (479) Oil cooler, side mounted
Max Standby Power 354 (481) 387 (526) Low noise oil sump
Fuel system
Lubrication system Fuel filters of disposable type
Oil consumption, liter/h (US gal/h) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Electronic unit injectors
Prime Power 0.11 (0.029) 0.12 (0.032) Pre-filter with water separator
Max Standby Power 0.12 (0.032) 0.13 (0.034) Intake and exhaust system
Oil system capacity incl filters, liter.................................................................35 Air filter without rain cover
Oil change intervals at specification Air filter with replaceable paper insert
VDS-2, h............................................................................................................ 600 Air restriction indicator
VDS, ACEA E3, h............................................................................................ 400 Air cooled exhaust manifold
ACEA E1, E2, API CD, CF, CF-4, CG-4, h............................................... 200 Connecting flange for exhaust pipe
Exhaust flange with v-clamp
Fuel system Turbo charger, low right side
Specific fuel consumption at Crankcase ventilation
Prime Power, g/kWh (lb/hph) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Cooling system
25 % 216 (0.350) 231 (0.374) Tropical radiator incl intercooler )
50 % 199 (0.323) 208 (0.330) Gear driven coolant pump
75 % 195 (0.316) 200 (0.324) Fan hub
100 % 198 (0.321) 202 (0.327) Thrust fan
Max Standby Power, g/kWh (lb/hph) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Fan guard
25 % 211 (0.347) 225 (0.365) Belt guard
50 % 197 (0.319) 203 (0.329) Control system
75 % 195 (0.316) 200 (0.324) Engine Management System (EMS) with
100 % 199 (0.323) 203 (0.329) CAN-bus interface SAE J1939 and stand alone
interface
Intake and exhaust system Alternator
Air consumption at 27C, m/min (cfm) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Alternator 60A / 24 V
Prime Power 23.5 (830) 28.0 (989) Starting system
Max Standby Power 25.0 (883) 29.0 (1024) Starter motor, 6.0kW, 24 V
Max allowable air intake restriction, kPa (In wc)................................5 (20.1)
Heat rejection to exhaust, Connection facility for extra starter motor
kW (BTU/min) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Instruments and senders
Prime Power 250 (14217) 272 (15468) Temp.- and oil pressure for automatic
Max Standby power 276 (15696) 306 (17402) stop/alarm 103C
Exhaust gas temperature after turbine, Other equipment
C (F) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm Expandable base frame
Prime Power 490 (914) 465 (869) Engine Packing
Max Standby Power 505 (941) 490 (914) Plastic warpping
Max allowable back-pressure in exhaust line, kPa (In wc)............ 10 (40.2) )must be ordered, se order specification - optional equipment
Exhaust gas flow, m/min (cfm) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm optional equipment or not applicable
Prime power 58 (2048) 66 (2331) included in standard specification
Max Standby Power 63 (2225) 72 (2543)

Cooling system Dimensions TAD1241GE


Heat rejection radiation from engine, Not for installation
kW (BTU/min) 1500 rpm 1800 rpm
Prime Power 17 (967) 18 (1024)
Max Standby Power 18 (1024) 20 (1137)
Heat rejection to coolant kW (BTU/min)
Prime Power 123 (6995) 139 (7905)
Max Standby Power 125 (7109) 143 (8132)
Fan power consumption, kW (hp) 9 (12) 15 (20)
English 10-2007. 2007 AB Volvo Penta

Note! Not all models, standard equipment and accessories are available in all countries.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The engine illustrated may not be entirely identical to production standard engines.

Power Standards Rating Guidelines


The engine performance corresponds to ISO 3046, BS PRIME POWER rating corresponds to ISO Standard Power for
5514 and DIN 6271. The technical data applies to an engine continuous operation. It is applicable for supplying electrical power
without cooling fan and operating on a fuel with calorific at variable load for an unlimited number of hours instead of com-
value of 42.7 MJ /kg (18360 BTU/lb) and a density of 0.84 mercially purchased power. A10 % overload capability for govering
kg/liter (7.01 lb/US gal), also where this involves a deviation purpose is available for this rating.
from the standards. Power output guaranteed within 0 to MAXIMUM STANDBY POWER rating corresponds to ISO
+2% att rated ambient conditions at delivery. Ratings are Standard Fuel Stop Power. It is applicable for supplying standby
based on ISO 8528. Engine speed governing in accordance electrical power at variable load in areas with well established
with ISO 3046/IV, class A1 and ISO 8528-5 class G3 electrical networks in the event of normal utility power failure. No
Exhaust emissions overload capability is available for this rating.
The engine complies with EU stage 2 emission legislation 1 hp = 1 kW x 1.36
according to the Non Road Directive EU 97/68/EEC. The Information
engine also complies with TA-luft -50% exhaust emission For more technical data and information, please look in the Gener- AB Volvo Penta
regulations. ating Set Engines Sales Guide. SE-405 08 Gteborg, Sweden
www.volvopenta.com
Technical data TAD1241GE

General
In-line four stroke diesel engine with direct injection. Rotation direction, anti-clockwise viewed towards
ywheel. Turbocharged

Number of cylinders 6
Displacement, total litre 12,13
in3
740,2
Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Bore mm 131
in 5,16
Stroke mm 150
in 5,91
Compression ratio 17,5:1
Weight, refer to installation drawing
Performance r/min 1500 1800
Prime Power: without fan kW 332 367
hp 452 499
with fan kW 323 352
hp 439 479
Standby Power: without fan kW 363 402
hp 494 547
with fan kW 354 387
hp 481 526
Torque at: Prime Power Nm 2114 1947
lbft 1559 1436
Standby Power Nm 2311 2133
lbft 1704 1573
Mean piston speed m/s 7,5 9,0
ft/sec 24,7 29,6
Effective mean pressure at Prime Power MPa 2,19 1,97
psi 318 286
Max combustion pressure at Prime Power MPa 15,9 16,7
psi 2306 2422
Total mass moment of inertia, J (mR2) kgm 2
3,75
lbft 2
89,0
Degree of irregularity at Prime Power 1:55 1:105
Residual speed droop at load increase from 0 to 100% % 0-8
Friction Power kW 24,5 36

Engine noise emission


Test Standards: ISO 3744-1981 (E)
sound power (without fan, intake and exhaust noise)
Tolerans 0.75 dB(A) r/min 1500 1800
Measured sound power Lw No load dB(A) 105,3 106,6
Prime Power dB(A) 111 112,4
Standby Power dB(A) 111,5 112,4
Calculated sound pressure Lp at 1 m No load dB(A) 91,4 93,4
Prime
Power dB(A) 97,6 99,3
Standby
Power dB(A) 98 99,1

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Technical data TAD1241GE

Unsilenced exhaust noise


Data calculated as sound pressure Lp.
Assumed microphone distance 1 m r/min 1500 1800
Prime Power dB(A) 114 118
Standby Power dB(A) 114 118

Emission
363kW/1500rpm TA-luft mg/Nm3
Load factor NOx CO Soot HC
55% 1917 200 18.9 64
83% 1794 172 17.5 48
110% stand by 1834 217 21.9 30
O2- content 5%, without fan. For latest updated values, refer to Sales Support on Partner Network.

Load acceptance
Test condition: Warm engine. Load acceptance performance can vary due to actual alternator inertia,
voltage regulator, type of load and local ambient conditions.
Single step load performance at 1500 rpm
Load (%) Speed diff (%) Recovery time (s) Remaining load Speed diff (%) Recovery time (s)
Prime Standby Prime Standby (%) Prime Standby Prime Standby
0-20 1,4 1,5 1 1,1 20-100 21,5 30,0 3,7 6,2
0-40 3,1 3,7 1,3 1,5 40-100 7,6 14,3 2,2 4,5
0-58 - 10,0 - 2,5 58-100 - 8,0 - 2,5
0-60 9,1 11,3 2,4 2,8 60-100 5,6 6,5 2,1 2,3
0-63 10,0 - 2,5 - 63-100 4,8 - 2,1 -
0-80 20,2 25,6 2,8 3,0 80-100 2,4 2,5 1,0 1,3
0-100 33,6 45,0 3,4 3,5
100-0 9,8 9,9 2,2 2,3

Single step load performance at 1800 rpm


Load (%) Speed diff % Recovery time (s) Remaining load Speed diff (%) Recovery time (s)
Prime Standby Prime Standby (%) Prime Standby Prime Standby
0-20 1,0 1,2 0,7 0,8 20-100 9,5 10,2 1,8 2,0
0-40 2,6 3,0 1,2 1,2 40-100 4,6 5,1 1,6 1,8
0-60 4,8 5,8 1,8 2,1 60-100 2,8 3,2 1,4 1,7
0-72 - 10,0 - 2,2 72-100 - 2,4 - 1,6
0-80 9,4 11,8 2,2 2,5 80-100 1,6 1,8 1,1 1,3
0-100 16,4 20,3 2,4 4,0
100-0 7,5 7,6 2,3 2,4

Cold start performance r/min 1500 1800


Time from start to no load speed at C 15 s 3,0 4,0
ambient temperature:
0 s 3,2 4,1
-15 s 10,9 12,0
Time from start to stay within 0.8% of no C 15 s 4,2 4,9
load speed at ambient temperature:
0 s 4,4 5,0
-15 s 12,9 14,0
Without preheating or engine heater. Lubrication oil 15W/40

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Technical data TAD1241GE

Derating
The engine will operate up to 1100 m altitude without derating. For
operation at higher altitudes and temperatures the power will be derated
according to the following factors:

r/min 1500 1800


Altitude derating factor at 1100 m % 0 0
Altitude derating factor at 5000 m % 16 23
Ambient temperature derating factor % / C No derating
Humidity % No derating

Lubrication system r/min 1500 1800


Lubricating oil consumption Prime Power liter/h 0,11 0,12
US gal/h 0,029 0,032
Standby Power liter/h 0,12 0,13
US gal/h 0,032 0,034
Oil system capacity including lters liter 35
US gal 9,2
Oil sump capacity: max liter 31
US gal 8,2
min liter 19
US gal 5,0
Engine angularity limits: front up 11
front down 11
side tilt 11
Oil pressure at rated speed kPa 400-550
Oil pressure shut down switch setting kPa 250
Lubrication oil temperature: normal o
C 120
max o
C 130
Oil lter
micron size mm 0,040
* See also general section in the sales guide

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Technical data TAD1241GE
Fuel system r/min 1500 1800
Prime Power. 25% g/kWh 221 236
Specic fuel consumption at:
lb/hph 0,358 0,383
50% g/kWh 202 206
lb/hph 0,327 0,334
75% g/kWh 198 200
lb/hph 0,321 0,324
100% g/kWh 198 202
lb/hph 0,321 0,327
Standby Power. 25% g/kWh 217 227
Specic fuel consumption at:
lb/hph 0,352 0,368
50% g/kWh 201 203
lb/hph 0,326 0,329
75% g/kWh 198 200
lb/hph 0,321 0,324
100% g/kWh 199 206
lb/hph 0,323 0,334
Recommended fuel to conform to ASTM-D975-No1 and 2-D
JIS KK 2204, EN 590
Total fuel ow liter/h 120 130
Feed pump pressure kPa 350
Feed pump max suction head m 2
Fuel lter micron size mm 0,005
Governor type/make, standard Electronic / EDCIII
Injection pump type/make -
Injection timing std. B.T.D.C
Injection timing B.T.D.C

Intake and exhaust system r/min 1500 1800


Air consumption at: Prime Power at 27C m /min
3
23 28
cfm 812 989
Standby Power at 27C m3 /min 24 30
cfm 848 1059
Air intake restriction, clean lter(s) kPa 2 2
in wc 8,0 8,0
Max allowable air intake restriction kPa 5 5
in wc 20,1 20,1
Air lter type Single stage paper cartridge
Air lter cleaning efciency % 99,85
Heat rejection to exhaust at: Prime Power kW 250 272
BTU/min 14217 15468
Standby Power kW 276 324
BTU/min 15696 18426
Exhaust gas temperature after turbine at: Prime Power o
C 490 460
o
F 914 860
Standby Power o
C 505 495
o
F 941 923
Max allowable back pressure in exhaust line kPa 10 10
In wc 40,2 40,2
Exhaust gas ow at: Prime Power m3 /min 58,0 68,0
cfm 2048 2401
Standby Power m3 /min 63,0 74,0
cfm 2225 2613

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Technical data TAD1241GE

Cooling system r/min 1500 1800


Heat rejection radiation from engine at: Prime Power kW 17 18
BTU/min 967 1024
Standby Power kW 18 21
BTU/min 1024 1194
Heat rejection to coolant at: Prime Power kW 123 139
BTU/min 6995 7905
Standby Power kW 131 153
BTU/min 7450 8701
Recommended coolant Volvo coolant together with clean fresh water
Radiator cooling system type Closed circuit
Radiator core area (std. size) m 0,8
foot 8,61
Radiator core thickness (std. size) mm 50
in 1,97
Intercooler core area (std. Size) m 0,89
foot 9,58
Intercooler core thickness (std. Size) mm 68
in 2,68
Fan diameter mm 890
in 35,04
Fan power consumption kW 9 15
hp 12 20
Fan drive ratio 1,0:1
Coolant capacity, engine liter 20
US gal 5,28
std radiator with hoses liter 24
US gal 6,34
Coolant pump drive/ratio gear / 1.41:1
Coolant ow with standard system l/s 4,8 6
US gal/s 1,27 1,59
Minimum coolant ow l/s 4,6 5,7
US gal/s 1,22 1,51
Maximum external coolant system restriction kPa 40 60
in wc 161 241
Thermostat, start to open C 82
F 180
fully open C 95
F 203
Maximum static pressure head kPa 50
in wc 201
Pressure cap setting on standard radiator kPa 70
in wc 281
Maximum top tank temperature C 103
F 217
Minimum temperature entering engine C 68
F 154
Shutdown switch setting C 100
F 212
Recommended draw down capacity 10% of total cooling system capacity

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Technical data TAD1241GE

Cooling performance
Cooling air ow and maximum additional external restriction at different radiator air temperatures based on 103C
TTT and 50% antifreeze (radiator and cooling fan, see optional equipment)
Engine Air on 110% OF PRIME POWER STANDBY POWER
speed temp Air ow Max additional external Air ow Max additional ext.
rpm C m3 /s restriction Pa m3 /s restriction Pa

1500 30 3,10 1410 3,10 1410


40 3,80 1125 3,80 1125
50 4,85 725 4,85 725
55 5,60 495 5,60 495
60 6,60 260 6,60 260
64 7,70 0 7,70 0

1800 30 3,60 2080 3,60 2080


40 4,45 1680 4,45 1680
50 5,75 1120 5,75 1120
55 6,65 775 6,65 775
60 7,85 455 7,85 455
65 9,35 0 9,35 0

Electrical system r/min 1500 1800


Voltage and type 24V / insulated from earth
Alternator: make/output Amp Valeo / 60
Hz/alt.
tacho output Rev 6
drive ratio 3,41:1
Starter motor make Bosch
type GVB
kW 6,0
Starter motor solenoid, control current Amp <2
hold current Amp -
Number of teeth on: ywheel 153
starter motor 12
Inrush current at +20C Amp 1500-1650
Cranking current at +20C Amp 400
Crank engine speed at 20C rpm 200
Starter motor battery capacity: max Ah 2x143 570A DIN
min at +5C Ah 2x88 400A DIN
Stop solenoid, pull current Amp -
hold current Amp -
Inlet manifold heater (at 20 V) kW 4,0
Power relay for the manifold heater Amp 1

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Technical data TAD1241GE

Power take off r/min 1500 1800


Front end in line with crank shaft max: Nm 600
Front end belt pulley load. Direction of load viewed max left kW 30 50
from ywheel side:
max down kW 19 31
max right kW 30 50
Timing gear at compressor PTO max: Nm 140
Speed ratio direction of rotation viewed from ywheel side 1,31:1/anti-clockwise
Timing gear at servo pump PTO max: Nm 40
Speed ratio direction of rotation viewed from ywheel side 1.65:1/anti-clockwise
Timing gear at hydraulic pump PTO max: Nm 400
Speed ratio direction of rotation viewed from ywheel side 0,97:1/anti-clockwise
Max. rear main bearing load N 4000
lbf 899,2

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Diagrams TAD1241GE

Sound power level


dB (A) 1/3 octave band analysis

110

100

90

80

70

60

1500 rpm
50
1800 rpm

40
20 31,5 50 80 125 200 315 500 800 1,25 2k 3,15 5k 8 12,5 20k
Frequency Hz

Fuel consumption
Liter/h
120,0

100,0

80,0

60,0

40,0
1500 rpm
20,0
1800 rpm

0,0
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
Power kW
Diagrams TAD1241GE

Smoke emission
Bosch Units

2,5
1500 rpm
2,0 1800 rpm

1,5

1,0

0,5

0,0
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
Power (kW)

Static pressure
head (kPa)
Water pump capacity

250
1500 rpm
1800 rpm
200 Pres. Drop
over eng.

150

100

50

0
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Capacity (Liters/s)