C15 (60 HZ) 320 kW - 500 kW

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C15 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air System
  • Air Cleaner - Non Canister disposable paper filter
  • Aftercooler core
  • Turbocharger

Control Panel
  • EMCP 4.2

Cooling System
  • Radiator and cooling fan with guard
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
  • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant

Exhaust
  • Standard open set fuel tank / base supplied
  • Base, formed steel with single wall integral 8-hour fuel tank

Fuel System
  • Primary fuel filter w/integral water separator & secondary filter
  • Fuel cooler
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Flexible fuel lines
  • Engine fuel transfer pump

Generator and Attachments
  • A frame generator - IP21 Protection
  • Optional LC frame generator - IP23 Protection
  • Integrated Voltage Regulator
  • Power center, IP22
  • Segregated low voltage (AC/DC) wiring panel
  • Mandatory Option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre

Governing System
  • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4).

Lube System
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil drain valves

Mounting System
  • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines

Starting/Charging
  • 24 Volt battery with rack and cables

General
  • Engine and alternator pre paint, Caterpillar yellow

C15 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Single element air cleaner
  • Dual element air cleaner

Certifications
  • EU certificate of conformance
  • Global certification for CIS

Circuit breakers
  • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
  • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
  • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
  • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
  • Auxiliary contacts, circuit breaker
  • Shunt trip for IEC circuit breaker
  • Pad-lockable circuit breaker device
  • Power terminal strip

Control Panels
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Volt free contacts
  • Local alarm horn
  • Oil temperature displays
  • Protective devices: Earth fault relay ; Earth leakage ground fault relay ; Overload shutdown via breaker ; Low fuel level alarm ; Low fuel level shutdown ; High fuel level alarm ; Fuel level sensor
  • Local annunciator
  • Remote annunciator

Cooling System
  • Radiator duct flange
  • Stone guards
  • Low coolant temperature alarm

Enclosures
  • Sound attenuated enclosures
  • High ambient sound attenuated enclosures

Exhaust System
  • Engine mounted muffler
  • End in / End out mufflers - 10, 25 and 35 dBA attenuation
  • 6 and 8 inch flange GP
  • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • 6 and 8 inch elbow kit
  • Manifold and turbocharger guard

Fuel System
  • Dual wall fuel tank base
  • Manual fuel transfer pump
  • Fuel transfer system controls

Generator and Attachments
  • Ingress protection
  • Permanent magnet generator
  • Space heaters
  • Oversize A frame generator
  • CIP a frame generator
  • LC frame generator
  • Oversize LC frame generator
  • LC frame CIP generator

Lube System
  • Manual sump pump

Mounting System
  • Narrow skid base - replaces standard fuel tank base

Special Test / Reports
  • PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor

Starting / Charging System
  • 5 Amp single battery charger
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Jacket water heater

Overview

The C15 diesel generator sets have been developed for your mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 320 to 500 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. The engines are certified to the US EPA Tier 4 Final emissions levels. Seismic certification is also available for select models, so you can deliver power despite disturbances. Our integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear ensure a consistent power supply and connection to your fleet through on-site and remote monitoring options. We offer a wide range of EMCP 4 control panel options, with a simple screen display, consolidating all your management and diagnostics tools. The optional EMCP 4.4 provides multi generator set paralleling capability, allowing you to use multiple generator sets for increased power output and improved reliability. It's not just quality that matters but customization, choose from a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Discover our flexible upgradeable packaging options to work with your spatial restrictions and environmental conditions. Our C15 generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs. Build in additional safety features with the UL 2200 and CSA certified package options.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 320 ekW 320 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW Less
Voltage 208 to 600 Volts 208 to 600 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 RPM 1800 RPM Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 or Tier 3 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), EU Stage IIIA Nonroad Emission Standards, China Nonroad III Emission Standards Low Fuel Consumption, U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 or Tier 3 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), EU Stage IIIA Nonroad Emission Standards, China Nonroad III Emission Standards Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model C15 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C15 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Displacement 927.56 in³ 15.2 l Less
Fuel System MEUI MEUI Less
Aspiration Air to Air Aftercooled Air to Air Aftercooled Less
Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4 Less
Compression Ratio 16.1:1 16.1:1 Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.2 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 171.4 mm Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 168.2 in 4273.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 81.0 in 2058.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 82.4 in 2092.0 mm Less

Design Criteria

The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

Cat Diesel Engine

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight
  • Generator

  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • Cat EMCP Control Panel

    The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.

    Single-Source Supplier

    Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

    World Wide Product Support

    Cat dealers provide extensive post-sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products

    Seismic Certification

  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • 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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