Caterpillar to Feature the Latest in Engine Technologies at the 13th China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition

For Worldwide Release: March 2013
Release Number: GP12PR03

Cat® 3516C (HD) to Be Launched at the 2013 CIPPE Show

Beijing, ChinaCaterpillar Global Petroleum will unveil its latest innovative engine for hydraulic fracturing at the 13th China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE). Designed for pressure pumping operations, the Cat® 3516C (HD) engine delivers horsepower and is ideal for the growing well service market in China. In addition to the Cat 3516C (HD) engine, Caterpillar will showcase the industry leading TH55-E70 transmission utilized in pressure pumping applications, a CX31 transmission packaged with a Cat C15 ACERT™ engine for use in workover rig applications and a C18 petroleum generator set for production power.

“Caterpillar is fortunate to have an established reputation as a trusted power solutions provider in the Chinese oil and gas markets,” said Felix Toh, Caterpillar Global Petroleum regional sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. “Caterpillar is one of the most recognized and respected brands for delivering reliable products and services for both onshore and offshore applications. Together with the Cat dealer network, we can leverage decades of experience in the petroleum market to bring our Chinese customers comprehensive, integrated power solutions.”

3516C (HD) Engine for Hydraulic Fracturing – Caterpillar has increased power offerings for the pressure pumping market to include the higher horsepower Cat 3516C (HD) engine. The 3516C (HD) engine offers 2,461 bkW (3,300 bhp) @ 1900 rpm, providing customers with more power to optimize performance. The engine is also available at 2,349 bkW (3150 bhp) and 2,237 bkW (3000 bhp) @ 1900 rpm. Based on the proven Cat 3512C (HD) platform, the 3516C (HD) is compatible with the industry leading Cat TH55-E90 transmission and is designed for harsh operating conditions of the pressure pumping operation. The new engine will be available through Cat dealer network for global customers in 2013.

TH55-E90 Transmission – The TH55-E90 transmission is optimized for petroleum pumping applications. Its evenly spaced gear ratios provide smooth shifting for pumping, providing for a much broader range of pumping speeds than the competition. The transmission with 9 speed option and deep first gear ratio creates application flexibility, and allows pumping at lower flow rates and pressure.

CX31 – P600 Transmission Packaged with the Cat C15 ACERT Petroleum Engine – With a great power to weight ratio, the lightweight CX31 – P600 transmission delivers input power of 600 bhp (447 bkW) with a peak input torque of 2025 lb – ft (2746 N § m). The CX31 – P600 is optimized for pumping, workover and cementing application and features advanced well service controls to provide customers with flexibility and optimal performance. In addition to the C15 ACERT, the CX31 – P600 seamlessly integrates with the C9 ACERT, C11 ACERT, C13 ACERT and C18 ACERT petroleum engines.

All Cat Global Petroleum products are backed by the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more about these or other Cat products, please visit the company’s booth at the 2013 CIPPE Beijing event, Hall W1, Booth W1503. For more information, visit

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Caterpillar Global Petroleum, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions within Caterpillar Inc. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at:

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