C32 (60 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging

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The C32 diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 830 to 1000 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Our integrated control system keeps you connected through on-site and remote monitoring options. Our EMCP4 control panel provides a flexible control platform, with an easy-to-use display — it's your single source for management and diagnostics tools. The EMCP 4.4 controller provides multi-generator set paralleling capability, giving you the ability to add generator sets to match your growing power requirements. It's not just quality that matters but customization, choose from a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Discover our upgradeable packaging options to work with your spatial restrictions and environmental conditions. Our C32 generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs Build in additional safety features with the UL 2200 and CSA certified package options.

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 830 ekW 830 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 1000 eKW 1000 eKW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Less
Voltage 220 to 4160 Volts 220 to 4160 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model C32 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C32 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 5.71 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.38 in 162.0 mm Less
Displacement 1958.9 in³ 32.1 l Less
Compression Ratio 15.0:1 15.0:1 Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Fuel System MEUI MEUI Less
Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4 Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 165.3 in 4198.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 66.3 in 1685.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 85.1 in 2162.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 14690.0 lb 6663.0 kg Less

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets other 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
  • 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 4 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 50°C (122°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities
  • Certifications

  • EU Certification of Conformance (CE)
  • EEC Declaration of Conformity
  • 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
  • C32 (60 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging Standard Equipment

    Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaner; single element canister type with service indicator

    Control System
    • EMCP 4.2
    • Run / Auto / Stop Control
    • Speed adjust
    • Voltage adjust
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • Features:
    • 24-volt DC operation
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Text alarm/event descriptions
    • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, �1% 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
    • 6 programmable digital inputs
    • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • 2 programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • 2 programmable digital outputs
    • Compatible with the following optional modules:
    • Digital I/O module
    • Local Annunciator
    • Remote CAN annunciator
    • Remote serial annunciator
    • RTD module
    • Thermocouple module

    Cooling System
    • Radiator fan and fan drive
    • Fan and belt guards
    • Coolant drain line with valve
    • Low coolant level sensor
    • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant

    Exhaust System
    • Exhaust manifold - dry - single - 8 in
    • 203 mm (8 in) ID round glanged outlet

    Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter with water separator
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel cooler
    • Fuel priming pump

    Generators and Attachments
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Integrated Voltage Regulator (IVR) - IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3 phase voltage sensing, PF control, maximum excitation limiter and line-loss compensation
    • 6 Lead
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Low Voltage:
    • Random wound
    • Internal Excitation
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • Reactive droop
    • Bus bar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • 60 Hz models: 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
    • 60 Hz models: NEMA standard hole pattern

    Governing System
    • ADEM(tm) A4

    • English

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

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

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

    • Paint: Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE No. 0 with SAE No. 0 to 00 adapter
    • SAE standard rotation

    C32 (60 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging Optional Equipment

    Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Remote monitoring software
    • Local annunciator module
    • Remote annunciator module
    • Governors
    • Auxiliary box
    • Expansion I/O module
    • Customer interface options
    • Generator temperature monitoring

    Control Panel Options
    • Panel lights
    • Remote speed adjust
    • Vandal proof door
    • Local PC monitoring
    • Auxiliary panel mounting locations

    Cooling System
    • Standard radiator
    • Extended life coolant
    • Radiator duct flange

    • Sound attenuated enclosures
    • Premium sound attenuated enclosures

    Engine Options
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (90% efficient)
    • Spring type anti-vibration mounts (95% efficient)
    • Radiator duct flange
    • Dual element air cleaners
    • Heavy duty electric starting motors
    • Jacket water heater
    • Muffler (industrial grade)
    • Battery Charger (10A)
    • Exhaust guards / shields
    • Heavy Duty Batteries
    • Heavy duty air cleaners

    Extended Service Contract
    • 2 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)
    • 5 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)
    • 3 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)

    Exhaust System
    • Guard and shield system
    • Elbows
    • Flanges
    • Flexible fittings
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Mufflers
    • Muffler installation kits

    Factory Support
    • Factory commissioning

    Generators and Attachments
    • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
    • Generator stator and bearing temperature monitoring & protection
    • Anti-condensation heaters
    • Temperature Rise over 40°C ambient: [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C
    • Winding: [ ] Random [ ] Random with coastal insulation [ ] Form
    • Optional generators 1800 rpm; 220, 240, 380, 400, 480, 600 Volt @ 60 Hz 3 phase
    • Medium voltage optional generators 1800 rpm; 2400, 4160 Volt @ 60 Hz 3 phase
    • Space heater
    • Standard base
    • Long base

    Lube System
    • Oil level regulator
    • 186 liter oil pan
    • Prelube pumps

    Mounting System
    • Standard package isolators
    • Radiator isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolator

    Power Termination
    • Circuit breaker, IEC listed (fully rated)
    • Busbars
    • Circuit breaker, 100% Rated, UL Listed (fully rated)

    Premium Enclosures
    • Cold weather bundle - AC Panel, outlets, lights, heater motorized louvers, installed battery charger, heavy duty batteries, dual starters, jacket water heater, generator space heaters
    • Colors - Yellow, White, Beige, Grey
    • Premium enclosure fuel tank options
    • Fixed louvers - standard
    • Motorized louvers
    • DC lighting package
    • AC Panel, outlets and lights
    • Panel bracket

    Special Tests / Reports
    • CSA test and certification
    • Neutral grounding connection
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Generator test report
    • Standard genset TVA report

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