KTA38 for Marine

Overview

KTA38 for Marine559-1119 kW | 750-1500 hp
  • Proven legacy in tough commercial marine environments, hard earned over the last 25 years
  • Designed to withstand the challenging conditions commercial marine operators often face; this same reliable, durable power is now available for recreational boating applications, including super yachts and yacht support vessels
  • IMO Tier I certified and many ratings are also IMO Tier II certified
  • Covered by a comprehensive one year warranty and backed by Cummins global service network
  • Built at Daventry Engine Plant in Daventry, U.K.

Specifications

Configuration V-12 cylinder, 4-stroke diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged/Aftercooled
Displacement 38 L (2300 in3)
Bore & Stroke 159 x 159 mm (6.25 x 6.25 in)
Rotation Counterclockwise facing flywheel
Fuel System Pressure Time (PT)

Product Dimensions and Weight 

Overall Length

mm (in)

2152

(84)

Length of Block

mm (in)

 

 

Overall Width

mm (in)

1462

(58)

Overall Height

mm (in)

2083

(82)

Overall Weight

kg (lb)

4218

(9300)

Dimensions may vary based on selected engine configuration.

Engine Finder Specifications

Markets
Certification Level Tier 1
Power 850 - 1500 hp / 634 - 1119 kW

Ratings

Commercial and Recreational Marine Propulsion Engines (Variable Speed Ratings)

Engine Model

kW

MHP

BHP

Engine Speed (RPM)

Rating Definition

Emissions

KTA38-M0

559

760

750

1600

Continuous

IMO 1

KTA38-M0

597

811

800

1800

Continuous

IMO 1

KTA38-M0

634

862

850

1800

Continuous

IMO 1

K38-M

634

862

850

1800

Continuous

IMO 2 | EU 3a

KTA38-M1

671

913

900

1600

Continuous

IMO 1

KTA38-M1

746

1014

1000

1800

Continuous

IMO 1

K38-M

746

1014

1000

1800

Continuous

IMO 2 | EU 3a

KTA38-M2

783

1065

1050

1600

Continuous

IMO 1

KTA38-M1

820

1115

1100

1800

Heavy Duty

IMO 1

KTA38-M2

895

1217

1200

1800

Continuous

IMO 1 | IMO 2

KTA38-M2

969

1318

1300

1800

Heavy Duty

IMO 1

KTA38-M2

1007

1369

1350

1900

Heavy Duty

IMO 1 | IMO 2

KTA38-M2

1007

1369

1350

1950

Heavy Duty

IMO 1

KTA38-M2

1044

1419

1400

1950

Medium Continuous

IMO 1

KTA38-M2

1119

1521

1500

2050

Intermittent

IMO 1

 

Marine Auxiliary Engines (Fixed Speed Ratings)

Engine Model

kW

MHP

BHP

Engine Speed (RPM)

Rating Definition

Emissions

KTA38-DM

634

862

850

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM

664

902

890

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM1

746

1014

1000

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

IMO 1

KTA38-DM

768

1044

1030

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM

806

1095

1080

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM

809

1100

1085

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM1

821

1115

1100

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

IMO 1

KTA38-DM

880

1196

1180

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM1

880

1196

1180

1500 (50 Hz)

Prime Power

IMO 1 | IMO 2

KTA38-DM

910

1237

1220

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

KTA38-DM1

970

1318

1300

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

IMO 1 | IMO 2

KTA38-DM

1007

1369

1350

1800 (60 Hz)

Prime Power

Not Certified

For more information on marine ratings, click here. For more on marine emissions information, click here.

Features

Engine Design – Low profile for ease of installation and service. Replaceable wet cylinder liners offer longer life and lower rebuild cost. Gallery cooled pistons for maximum durability

Fuel System – Dependable Cummins PT fuel system can be operated mechanically or with CENTRY electronics for precise engine fueling. Step Timing Control (STC) allows for smooth engine acceleration under load

Cooling System – Keel cooled or engine mounted plate heat exchanger for reduced installation cost and less maintenance. Spin-on Cummins water treatment filters for protection against cooling system corrosion

Exhaust System – Dry exhaust manifold with water shielding for reduced fuel consumption and improved performance

Air System – Marine grade air filters with air inlet restriction indicator. Twin Cummins turbochargers optimized for marine usage

Lubrication System – Standard (114 L [30 gal]) or high capacity (185 L [49 gal]) marine grade oil pan. Cummins spin-on oil filter cartridge available for simplified service

Electronics – 24-volt standard electrical system with 12-volt option available. Marine grade wiring harness

Certifications – Complies with IMO Tier II emissions regulations. Certificates of compliance are available from the U.S. EPA and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. Consult your local Cummins professional for a complete listing of current marine agency approvals for this engine

Optional Equipment 

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
KTA38 Commercial And Recreational Marine Spec Sheet 4087447 View  Download
KTA38 Commercial And Recreational Marine Spec Sheet - A4 Format 4087448 View  Download
Marine Commercial Transport Brochure 4082096 Request View  Download
Marine Defense Brochure 4087453 Request View  Download
Marine Defense Brochure – A4 Format 4087463 View  Download
Marine Products Guide 3381946 Request View  Download

Technical Documents Available

Title Bulletin Number View  
C Command PT Elite Plus Wiring Diagram 5303996 View  Download
K38 Marine Performance Curve 634 kW (850 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6598 View  Download
K38 Marine Performance Curve 746 kW (1000 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6599 View  Download
K38-M (Tier 2) Subsystem Marine Installation Drawing 4953789 View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 1007 kW (1350 hp) @ 1800 RPM (Not Certified) M-6139 View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 634 kW (850 hp) @ 1500 RPM (Not Certified) M-6080a View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 664 kW (890 kW) @ 1500 RPM (Not Certified) M-6082a View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 768 kW (1030 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6080b View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 806 kW (1080 hp) @ 1500 RPM M-6124a View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 809 kW (1085 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6082b View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 880 kW (1180 hp) @ 1500 RPM (Not Certified) M-6141 View  Download
KTA38-D(M) Marine Performance Curve 910 kW (1220 hp) @ 1800 RPM (Not Certified) M-6124b View  Download
KTA38-D(M1) Marine Performance Curve 746 kW (1000 hp) @ 1500 RPM M-6380 View  Download
KTA38-D(M1) Marine Performance Curve 821 kW (1100 hp) @ 1800 RPM D(M)-6382 View  Download
KTA38-D(M1) Marine Performance Curve 880 kW (1180 hp) @ 1500 RPM M-6381 View  Download
KTA38-D(M1) Marine Performance Curve 970 kW (1300 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6383 View  Download
KTA38-DM1 Marine Performance Curve 880 kW (1180 hp) @ 1500 RPM (IMO Tier II) DM-6882 View  Download
KTA38-DM1 Marine Performance Curve 970 kW (1300 hp) @ 1800 RPM (IMO Tier II) DM-6883 View  Download
KTA38-M/M0/M1/M2 / K38-M Marine General Engine Datasheet DS-4983 View  Download
KTA38-M0 Marine Performance Curve 559 kW (750 hp) @ 1600 RPM M-6220 View  Download
KTA38-M0 Marine Performance Curve 597 kW (800 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6324 View  Download
KTA38-M0 Marine Performance Curve 634 kW (850 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6219 View  Download
KTA38-M0 Marine Performance Curve 671 kW (900 hp) @ 1600 RPM M-6218 View  Download
KTA38-M1 Marine Performance Curve 746 kW (1000 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6217 View  Download
KTA38-M1 Marine Performance Curve 783 kW (1050 hp) @ 1600 RPM M-6199 View  Download
KTA38-M1 Marine Performance Curve 820 kW (1100 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6216 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 1007 kW (1350 hp) @ 1900 RPM M-6252 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 1007 kW (1350 hp) @ 1900 RPM (IMO Tier II) M-6909 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 1007 kW (1350 hp) @ 1950 RPM M-6313 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 1044 kW (1400 hp) @ 1950 RPM M-6253 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 1119 kW (1500 hp) @ 2050 RPM M-6254 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 895 kW (1200 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6192 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 895 kW (1200 hp) @ 1800 RPM (IMO Tier II) M-6881 View  Download
KTA38-M2 Marine Performance Curve 969 kW (1300 hp) @ 1800 RPM M-6194 View  Download
KTA38-M2/M1/M0 Installation Drawing 3170284 View  Download
KTA38-M2/M1/M0 KC Installation Drawing 3626408 View  Download
KTA38-M2/M3/D(M1)/DM1 Subsystem Marine Installation Drawing 3170554 View  Download
Marine Centry K/KV Series Wiring Diagram 3866032 View  Download
Mechanical K/KV/N Wiring Diagram 3349357 View  Download