< Back

View Product Downloads
Yes, I would like to receive future marketing communications (such as email) from Caterpillar Inc., its affiliates and subsidiaries worldwide and the Caterpillar dealer network. Regardless of whether you decide to receive these marketing communications, Caterpillar will continue to send service/transactional messages, including those that have to do with any accounts that you may have with us.

Overview

The 3516 diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your continuous, standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Producing reliable power from 1600 to 2000 kVA at 50 Hz,each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and accepts 100 percent rated load in one step. All models of the 3516 generator sets are designed for fuel efficiency, reducing operating costs. Our integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear, ensures a consistent power supply and connection to your fleet through on-site and remote monitoring options. Our EMCP 4.2 control panel, with a user-friendly interface, puts your management and diagnostic tools in one. 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 packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our 3516 generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 1600 kVA 1600 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 2000 kVA 2000 kVA Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption Low Fuel Consumption Less
Voltage 220 to 13800 220 to 13800 Less
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz Less
Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm Less
Length - Maximum 232.9 in 5919.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 93.2 in 2367.0 mm Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Displacement 4210.64 in³ 69.0 l Less
Fuel System Mechanical unit injection Mechanical unit injection Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Governor Type Woodward Woodward Less
Compression Ratio 13.0:1 13.0:1 Less
Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.48 in 190.0 mm Less

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets other NFPA 110 loading requirements
  • Conform to ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements
  • 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
  • Alternator

    SR5 / SR500

  • Superior motor starting capability minimizes need for oversizing alternator
  • Designed to match performance and output characteristics of Cat diesel engines
  • Robust Class H insulation
  • Control Panel

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirements
  • Expansion modules and site-specific programming for specific customer requirements
  • Cooling System

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50�C (122�F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities
  • Single-Source Supplier

  • Components used in the generator set are selected based on seamless design integration to provide the optimum performance
  • The generator set is fully assembled at a Caterpillar facility following our quality guidelines
  • Each generator set package is tested before leaving the Caterpillar facility
  • Cat product support, including dealer service, parts and warranty covers the entire Cat power system
  • World Wide Product Support

  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries
  • Your local Cat dealer provides extensive post-sale support, including maintenance and repair agreements
  • 3516 (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

    Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaner; single element canister type

    Control Panels
    • EMCP 4.2
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Text alarm / event descriptions
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • Generator set packages include Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator.
    • IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min /max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Controls: Speed adjust - Auto / start / stop control - Engine cool-down timer - Engine cycle crank - Alarm acknowledge - Lamp test - Load histogram feature - PLC functionality - Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Digital indication for
    • RPM - DC volts
    • DC volts
    • Operating hours
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
    • Coolant temperature
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
    • kW-hr (total)
    • kVAr-hr (total)
    • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for
    • Low oil pressure
    • High coolant temperature
    • Overspeed
    • Emergency stop
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Low coolant temperature
    • Low coolant level
    • Programmable protective relaying functions:
    • Generator phase sequence
    • Over / Under voltage (27/59)
    • Over / Under frequency (81 o/u
    • Reverse Power (kW) (32)
    • Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV
    • Overcurrent (50/51)
    • Communications:
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • Accessory module data link
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Cat Connect
    • 3 Analog inputs
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • 1 Programmable digital outputs

    Cooling System
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed

    Exhaust System
    • Dry exhaust manifold
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)

    Fuel System
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel priming pump

    General
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • SAE Standard rotation

    Generator and Attachments
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Six lead
    • Low voltage:
    • Random wound
    • Internal Excitation
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Medium Voltage:
    • Form wound
    • Permanent magnet
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • High Voltage:
    • Form wound
    • Permanent magnet
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti Condensation Space Heater
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)

    Governing System
    • ADEM A3

    Literature
    • English

    Lubrication System
    • Lubricating oil
    • Gear type lube oil pump
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Fumes disposal

    Mounting System
    • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)

    Starting System
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • 45 Amp charging alternator
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables
    • Battery disconnect switch

    3516 (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

    Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4

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

    Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Coolant

    Crankcase System
    • No explosion relief valves
    • Explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system

    Exhaust System
    • Elbows
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Flanges
    • Flexible fittings
    • Y-Adapters
    • Mufflers
    • Exhaust offset
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Clean emission parts

    Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric

    General
    • US aid emblem
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)

    Generators and Attachments
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
    • Space heater
    • Generator conversion
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes

    Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples

    Lubrication System
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
    • Prelube pumps

    Mounting System
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators

    Power Connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Rear power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Low voltage circuit breakers

    Special Tests / Reports
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • IBC certification
    • OSHPD certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports

    Starting and Charging
    • Engine barring device
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Electric starting motors
    • Air starting motors
    • Starter cover
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Jacket water heaters

    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

    Why Choose Cat® Electric Power?

    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.

    Learn More About Electric Power

    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.

    Learn More

    Application Center

    Explore valuable resources for generator sizing, specification, and training materials. SpecSizer evaluates load types, collects data, and organises it to help you select the generator set that's best for you. Find product comparisons, technical data, product sizing, and more using our technical information portal (TIP) specifically created for consultants, architects, engineers, and owners.

    visit page