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Overview

The 3516C diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your continuous, standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Producing reliable power from 1650 to 2500 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and accepts 100 percent rated load in one step. Depending on the model, 3516C generator sets are EPA Stationary Emergency (Tier 2) or Tier 4 Interim certified. With industry leading innovation our Tier 4 Interim models have emissions reduced up to 90 percent — it's technology that has benefits well beyond todays regulations. Seismic certification is also available for select models, maintaining power after unexpected disturbances. The integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear, ensures a consistent power supply and connection to your fleet through on-site and remote monitoring options. With an user friendly interface our EMCP 4 control panel provides flexible options putting your management and diagnostic tools in one. The EMCP 4.4 controller provides multi-generator set paralleling capability, giving you the ability to add generator sets to provide expanded capacity and generator set redundancy to match your requirements. As no two power requirements are the same we offer a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging options to work with your spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our 3516C generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs — customize them to match your requirements. For added safety select from one of the UL 2200 and CSA certified package options.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 1650 ekW 1650 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 2500 ekW 2500 ekW Less
Voltage 220 to 13800 volts 220 to 13800 volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), Low Fuel Consumption U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), Low Fuel Consumption Less

Engine Specifications

Displacement 4764.73 in 78.0 l Less
Engine Model 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Governor Type Adem™3 Adem™3 Less
Compression Ratio 14.7:1 14.7:1 Less
Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm Less
Stroke - HD 8.46 in 215.0 mm Less
Stroke - Standard 7.48 in 190.0 mm Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 295.1 in 7495.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 101.2 in 2569.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 118.5 in 3009.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 38780.0 lb NaN kg Less

EMCP 4 Generator Set Controls

Cat generator sets provide a complete factory-built solution with fully featured standard and advanced controls. Optional accessories enhance the capabilities of the genset package-mounted control system.

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Caterpillar offers a comprehensive variety of electric power systems, customised to fit your needs. Our specialised systems deliver high power and performance in industries across the globe. With Caterpillar, you get outstanding manufacturing quality, expert support, and the essential tools and applications to complete any project.

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