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Overview

Producing reliable power from 1600 kVA to 2000 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3516 diesel generator sets are made to meet your continuous, standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Each meets ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and accepts 100 percent rated load in one step. And all 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. To adapt your power source to your needs, add any of our accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging options to work with your spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our 3516 generator sets are built to power — make them meet your specific power needs.

Generator Set Configurations

Units:
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
Compression Ratio 13.0:1 13.0:1 Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Governor Type Woodward Woodward Less
Fuel System Mechanical unit injection Mechanical unit injection Less
Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm Less
Displacement 4210.64 in³ 69.0 l 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 Specifications

Minimum Rating 1600 kVA 1600 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 2000 kVA 2000 kVA Less
Voltage 400 to 415 Volts 400 to 415 Volts Less
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz Less
Speed 1500 RPM 1500 RPM Less
Height - Maximum 93.2 in 2367.0 mm Less
Length - Maximum 232.9 in 5919.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Duty Cycle Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical Less

3516A (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air Cleaner; single element canister type

Control Panels
  • EMCP 4.2
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Text alarm/event descriptions
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • Generator set packages include Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator . IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
  • Controls: Speed adjust - Auto / start / stop control - Engine cool-down timer - Engine cycle crank - Alarm acknowledge - Lamp test - Load histogram feature - PLC functionality - Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Digital indication for: RPM - DC volts - Operating hours - Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar) - Coolant temperature - Volts (L-L & L-N) - Frequency (Hz) - Amps (per phase & average) - Power Factor (per phase & average) - kW (per phase, average & percent) - kVA (per phase, average & percent) - kVAr (per phase, average & percent) - kW-hr (total) - kVAr-hr (total)
  • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for: Low oil pressure - High coolant temperature - Overspeed - Emergency stop - Failure to start (overcrank) - Low coolant temperature - Low coolant level -
  • Programmable protective relaying functions: Generator phase sequence - Over/Under voltage (27/59) - Over/Under Frequency (81 o/u) - Reverse Power (kW) (32) - Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV) - Overcurrent (50/51)
  • Communications: Customer data link (Modbus RTU) - Accessory module data link - Serial annunciator module data link - Cat Connect - 3 Analog inputs - 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
  • Number of I/O varies on options selected: 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A) - 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C) - 1 programmable digital outputs

Cooling System
  • Certified standard PGS provided
  • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed

Exhaust System
  • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)

Fuel System
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • Fuel priming pump

General
  • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
  • Right hand servicing
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
  • SAE standard rotation

Generator and Attachments
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • Six lead
  • Low Voltage: Random wound - Internal Excitation - Winding temperature detectors - NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby) - Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry - NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Medium Voltage: Form wound - Permanent magnet - Winding temperature detectors - NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby) - Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry - NEMA standard hole pattern
  • High Voltage: Form wound - Permanent magnet - Winding temperature detectors - Anti Condensation Space Heater - Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)

Governing System
  • ADEM A3

Literature
  • English

Lubrication System
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Integral lube oil cool
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Fumes disposal

Mounting System
  • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
  • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)

Starting System
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • Battery disconnect switch

3516A (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

Control System
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCB 4.4

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

Cooling System
  • Standard ambient radiators
  • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
  • Optional installed radiators
  • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Coolant

Crankcase System
  • No explosion relief valves
  • Explosion relief valves
  • Ventilation system

Exhaust System
  • Elbows
  • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Flanges
  • Flexible fittings
  • Y-Adapters
  • Mufflers
  • Exhaust offset
  • Tier 4 clean emissions module
  • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
  • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
  • Clean emission parts

Fuel System
  • Primary Fuel Filter
  • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric

General
  • US aid emblem
  • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)

Generators and Attachments
  • Low / medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
  • Low / medium voltage: 380, 416, 440, 480, 600, 2400, 4160 Volts, 3 Phase 1800 RPM, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600, 1800 Frame
  • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
  • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
  • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
  • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
  • Space heater
  • Generator conversion
  • Thermostate for space heater
  • Alternator air cleaner
  • Differential current transformers (DCT)
  • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes

Instrumentation
  • Pyrometer and thermocouples

Lubrication System
  • Lube oil in standard sump
  • Oil level regulator
  • Prelube pumps

Mounting System
  • Puck style low efficiency isolators
  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • IBC vibration isolators

Power Connections
  • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
  • Neutral ground connections
  • Center post busbar
  • Right side power connections
  • Left side power connections
  • Rear power connections
  • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
  • Low voltage circuit breakers

Special Tests / Reports
  • Canadian Standards Association certification
  • IBC certification
  • OSHPD certification
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Standard engine test charge
  • generator test report
  • Fuel consumption test
  • Generator set fuel consumption test
  • Torsional vibration analysis reports

Starting and Charging
  • Engine barring device
  • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
  • Electric starting motors
  • Air starting motors
  • Starter cover
  • Air pressure regulator
  • Jacket water heaters

Extended Service Coverage
  • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

Cat Generator Set Package

Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested, and certified torsional vibration analysis reports are available. The packages are designed to accept 100% load in one step, meet the NFPA 110 requirement for loading, and conform to the ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements

Cat Diesel Engine

The four cycle Cat diesel engine combines consistent performance with excellent fuel economy and transient response that meets or exceeds ISO 8528-5. The engines have been designed and built for a wide range of applications and can be optimized for low fuel consumption or low emissions. The engines feature a reliable, rugged, and durable design that has been field proven in thousands of applications worldwide from emergency standby installations to continuously operating power plants.

Cooling System

The cooling system has been designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F), with optional high ambient radiators available. The factory installed cooling system has been designed and tested to ensure proper generator set cooling, and includes the radiator, fan, belts, and all guarding installed as standard. Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities.

Generators

The generators used on Cat packages have been designed and tested to work with the Cat engine. The generators are built with robust Class H insulation and provide industry leading motor starting capability. Random wound generators provide good generator performance in a majority of applications and form wound is available for harsh mechanical and electrical environments.

Cat EMCP Control Panel

The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.

World Wide Product Support

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.

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