3516C (50 HZ) | 2500-2750 kVA Diesel Generator

Diesel Generator Sets 3516C (50 Hz)

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Key Specs

Standby Rating
2750 kVA
2750 kVA
Prime Power Rating
2500 kVA
2500 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel, Low Emissions
Low Fuel, Low Emissions


2500 - 2750 kVA Diesel Generator Set

Producing reliable power from 2500 to 2750 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3516C diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set offers both low fuel consumption and low emission systems.


Over 4,000,000,000 Global Operating Hours

Proven performance in heavy-duty applications

Over 200,000 Shipped

Since 1981, leading the large engine market

Optimised for 9% Lower Fuel Consumption

Demonstrated savings in operating costs

Product Specifications for 3516C (50 Hz)

Standby Rating 2750 kVA 2750 kVA
Prime Power Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel, Low Emissions Low Fuel, Low Emissions
Voltage 380 to 11000 volts 380 to 11000 volts
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm
Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
Maximum Rating 2750 kVA 2750 kVA
Minimum Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA
Engine Model 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore 6.69 in 170 mm
Stroke 8.46 in 215 mm
Displacement 4764.73 in 78 l
Compression Ratio 14.7:1 14.7:1
Aspiration TA TA
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection
Governor Type Adem™3 Adem™3
Length - Maximum 297.4 in 7554 mm
Width - Maximum 108.9 in 2767 mm
Height - Maximum 118.3 in 3004 mm
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 39090 lb 17731 kg

3516C (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet

  • Air cleaner


  • Package mounted radiator


  • Exhaust flange outlet


  • Fuel priming pump
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator


  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • IP23 Protection

Power Termination

  • Busbar

Control Panel

  • EMCP 4.2B


  • Paint - Caterpillar yellow except rails and radiators gloss black

3516C (50 Hz) Optional Equipment


  • Exhaust mufflers


  • Excitation: [ ] Permanent magnet excitation (PMG) Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
  • Anti-condensation heater
  • Oversize and premium generators

Power Termination

  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
  • Circuit breakers, UL listed

Control Panels

  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Digital I/O module
  • Load share module
  • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
  • Remote monitoring software


  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
  • IBC isolators


  • Jacket water heater
  • Charging alternator
  • Oversize batteries
  • Battery chargers
  • Heavy duty starting system
  • Air starting motor with control and silencer


  • UL 2200 package
  • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
  • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
  • EEC Declaration of Conformity
  • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
  • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
  • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
  • Enclosures: Sound attenuated, weather protective
  • CSA Certification
  • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks

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