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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, meeting ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. The engines are certified 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 Emissions / Fuel Strategy.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 320 ekW 320 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel, Tier 2, Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Low Fuel, Tier 2, Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Less
Voltage 208 to 600 Volts 208 to 600 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Prime Standby, Prime Less

Engine Specifications

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

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets 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

SR5 Alternator

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

EMCP Control Panel

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

Cooling System

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities

Certifications

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

One Safe Source

  • 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

C15 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

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

Air Inlet
  • Air Cleaner

Control Panel
  • EMCP 4.2
  • EMCP 4 Genset Controller

Cooling
  • Package mounted radiator

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

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

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

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

Generator
  • IP23 Protection
  • Load adjustment module provides engine relief upon load impact and improves load acceptance and recovery time
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines

Power Termination
  • Bus Bar

Mounting
  • Rubber vibration isolators

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

Governing System
  • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4).

Lube System
  • Oil drain valves
  • Oil cooler

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
  • 24 volt starting motor
  • Batteries

General
  • Engine and alternator pre paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black

C15 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

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

Exhaust
  • Industrial, Residential, Critical Mufflers

Certifications
  • Global certification for CIS
  • EU certificate of conformance

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

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

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

Control Panels
  • Remote annunciator
  • Local alarm horn
  • Local annunciator
  • Oil temperature displays
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Volt free contacts
  • 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

Starting/Charging
  • Charging alternator
  • Battery chargers
  • Oversize batteries
  • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Jacket water heater

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

Enclosures
  • Sound attenuated enclosures
  • High ambient sound attenuated enclosures

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

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

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

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

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

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