Houston, TX – Offshore customers operating in potentially hazardous conditions now have access to a new solution from Caterpillar—a hazardous location generator set certified to NEC 500 Class 1 Division 2 standards. Offering a prime rating of 2100 ekW at 1800 rpm (60 Hz), the Cat® 3516C-HD C1/D2 Hazardous Location generator set comes MCS certified from the factory.
“We’re seeing a lot of our customers driving tougher safety standards on their platforms,” said Scott Roberts, oil and gas offshore marketing manager for Caterpillar. “That’s what drove us to develop this solution. It’s intended for those who are looking for a durable engine platform, with a strong reputation in the marketplace, while still meeting stringent safety requirements.”
The new 3516C-HD generator set is designed with numerous safety features, including a hazardous environment certified electrical system which prevents the ignition of flammable gases or vapors. Additionally, explosion relief valves safeguard against explosions which may occur in the crankcase. In addition to these integrated safety features, an operator has the ability to configure specific alarm, derate, and shut down set points based on their operating application allowing the unit to be utilized in several different applications.
“Safety is the top concern of Caterpillar, rig owners and operators alike,” Roberts said. “The 3516C-HD is one way Caterpillar and our dealers can help promote safety in the oil and gas industry.”
The 3516C-HD Petroleum C1/D2 Hazardous Location generator set is available now for order through the Cat dealer network. For more information on this product and other solutions for the oil and gas industry, follow Caterpillar Oil & Gas on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/catoilandgas/), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/catoilandgas) or visit http://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/by-industry/oil-and-gas.html
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