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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 1450 to 1600 ekW at 60 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. For added safety select from one of the UL 2200 and CSA certified package options.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 1450 ekW 1450 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 1600 ekW 1600 ekW Less
Voltage 220 to 13800 Volts 220 to 13800 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions 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
Air Inlet Single element canister style with service indicator Single element canister style with service indicator Less
Exhaust Flange Size 203.2 mm (8.0 in) 203.2 mm (8.0 in) Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 228.9 in 5814.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 94.9 in 2410.0 mm Less

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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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.

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Application Center

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