Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce open order board for the Cat® 3512E Tier 4 Final Land Electric Drilling engine. For over 35 years the Cat 3500 engine platform has been the industry gold standard for heavy-duty diesel and gas engines worldwide. With more than 190,000 engines in the field and more than 3 billion operating hours in mining, rail, electric power, oil & gas, and marine applications, the 3500 exemplifies Caterpillar’s long-standing commitment to technical innovation and the success of our customers.
Manufactured in Caterpillar’s flagship Lafayette, IN facility — the 3512E engine meets EPA T4 final emission standards with the proven NOx reduction system (NRS) which is commonly referred to as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology. NRS technology doesn’t require a secondary fluid like diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to meet emissions regulation. Caterpillar has been using NRS technology since 1977 to meet emission regulations. “Caterpillar has deep expertise in using both NRS and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet T4 final emission regulations. For land drilling applications, NRS technology is better suited due to the highly demanding and remote nature of the applications”, said Diana Hopkins, land drilling and production marketing manager for Caterpillar Oil & Gas.
“The most critical requirement from our customers was to meet emission regulations with no disruption to operations, reliability and durability and with NRS technology we have delivered on that requirement,” said Hopkins. “Moreover, we saw Tier 4 as an opportunity not only to meet emission requirements, but also to add value to our customers operations and we have done just that by using technologies to improve efficiency, reduce maintenance and overhaul requirements and most importantly, maintain the reliability and durability required for Land Drilling”
Built standard with Cat Product Link™, its easy-to-use interface, called Product Link Web, allows insight into the operation, health, and productivity of your fleet. The 3512E also comes with Smart Engine Management System option, which automatically starts and stops engines on rigs to efficiently manage the power available on a rig. “Smart Engine Management System helps reduce the operating cost by operating the engines at its optimal load point and reducing the hours accumulated on engines,” said Hopkins.
The 3512E is now available to purchase through the global Cat Dealer Network. With more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide, our dealer network is dedicated to more than your operation — we're committed to your reputation.
About Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. 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: cat.com
For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.5 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
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