Engine Marine type KTA38 Cummins

Engine Marine type KTA38 Cummins
Engine Marine type KTA38 Cummins

Application :

  1. Marine.
  2. Marine propulsion engine.
  3. Recreational marine.
  4. Commercial marine.
  5. Marine auxiliary engine.

Overview :

559-1119 kW | 750-1500 hp

850 – 1500 hpTier I
634 – 1119 kW
  • 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Exhaust System : Dry exhaust manifold with water shielding for reduced fuel consumption and improved performance.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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 

  • CENTINEL™ oil management system.
  • C Command PT panels.
  • ELIMINATOR™ self-cleaning oil filtration system.
  • Contact your local Cummins professional for a list of optional equipment available on this engine.


ConfigurationV-12 cylinder, 4-stroke diesel
Displacement38 L (2300 in3)
Bore & Stroke159 X 159 mm (6.25 X 6.25 in)
RotationCounterclockwise facing Flywheel
Fuel SystemPressure Time (PT)

Product dimension and weight

Overall Lengthmm (in)2152-84
Overall Blockmm (in)
Overall Widthmm (in)1462-58
Overall Heightmm (in)2083-82
Weightkg (lb)4218-9300

Commercial and Recreational Marine Propulsion Engines (Variable Speed Ratings)

ModelkWMHPBHPSpeed (RPM)RatingEmissionsPerformance Curve
KTA38-M05597607501600ContinuousIMO 1 FR6220
KTA38-M05978118001800ContinuousIMO 1 FR6324
KTA38-M06348628501800ContinuousIMO 1FR6219
K38-M6348628501800ContinuousIMO 2 | EU 3a FR6598
KTA38-M16719139001600ContinuousIMO 1 FR6218
KTA38-M1746101410001800ContinuousIMO 1FR6217
K38-M746101410001800ContinuousIMO 2 | EU 3a FR6599
KTA38-M2783106510501600ContinuousIMO 1 FR6199
KTA38-M1820111511001800Heavy DutyIMO 1 FR6216
KTA38-M2895121712001800ContinuousIMO 1 FR6192
KTA38-M2895121712001800ContinuousIMO 2 FR6881
KTA38-M2969131813001800Heavy DutyIMO 1 FR6194
KTA38-M21007136913501900Heavy DutyIMO 1 FR6252
KTA38-M21007136913501900Heavy DutyIMO 2 FR6909
KTA38-M21007136913501950Heavy DutyIMO 1 FR6313
KTA38-M21044141914001950Medium ContinuousIMO 1 FR6253
KTA38-M21119152115002050IntermittentIMO 1 FR6254

Marine Auxiliary Engines (Fixed Speed Ratings)

ModelkWMHPBHPSpeed (RPM)RatingEmissionsPerformance Curve
KTA38-DM6348628501500 (50 Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6080a
KTA38-DM6649028901500 (50 Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6082a
KTA38-DM1746101410001500 (50Hz)Prime PowerIMO 1FR6380
KTA38-DM768104410301800 (60Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6080b
KTA38-DM806109510801500 (50Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6124a
KTA38-DM809110010851800 (60Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6082b
KTA38-DM1821111511001800 (60Hz)Prime PowerIMO 1FR6382
KTA38-DM880119611801500(50Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6141
KTA38-DM1880119611801500 (50Hz)Prime PowerIMO 1FR6381
KTA38-DM1880119611801500 (50Hz)Prime PowerIMO 2FR6120b
KTA38-DM910123712201800 (60Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6124b
KTA38-DM1970131813001800 (60Hz)Prime PowerIMO 1FR6383
KTA38-DM1970131813001800 (60Hz)Prime PowerIMO 2FR6883
KTA38-DM1007136913501800 (60Hz)Prime PowerNot CertifiedFR6139

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