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Overview

The C15 diesel generator sets have been developed for your mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 320 to 500 ekW at 60 Hz, meeting ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. The engines are certified Low Fuel Consumption, U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 or Tier 3 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), EU Stage IIIA Nonroad Emission Standards, China Nonroad III Emission Standards.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 320 ekW 320 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel, Tier 2, Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Low Fuel, Tier 2, Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Less
Voltage 208 to 600 Volts 208 to 600 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 RPM 1800 RPM Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Prime Standby, Prime Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model C15 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C15 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.2 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 171.4 mm Less
Displacement 927.56 in³ 15.2 l Less
Compression Ratio 16.1:1 16.1:1 Less
Aspiration Air to Air Aftercooled Air to Air Aftercooled Less
Fuel System MEUI MEUI Less
Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4 Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 168.2 in 4273.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 81.0 in 2058.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 82.4 in 2092.0 mm Less

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets 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

SR5 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 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 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities

Certifications

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

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

C15 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Air Cleaner

Air System
  • Turbocharger
  • Air Cleaner - Non Canister disposable paper filter
  • Aftercooler core

Control Panel
  • EMCP 4.2
  • EMCP 4 Genset Controller

Cooling
  • Package mounted radiator

Cooling System
  • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
  • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
  • Radiator and cooling fan with guard
  • Coolant drain line with valve

Exhaust
  • Base, formed steel with single wall integral 8-hour fuel tank
  • Standard open set fuel tank / base supplied
  • Exhaust flange outlet

Fuel
  • Secondary fuel filter
  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Fuel priming pump

Fuel System
  • Primary fuel filter w/integral water separator & secondary filter
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Engine fuel transfer pump
  • Flexible fuel lines
  • Fuel cooler

Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Load adjustment module provides engine relief upon load impact and improves load acceptance and recovery time
  • IP23 Protection

Power Termination
  • Bus Bar

Generator and Attachments
  • Mandatory Option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre
  • Integrated Voltage Regulator
  • Segregated low voltage (AC/DC) wiring panel
  • Optional LC frame generator - IP23 Protection
  • Power center, IP22
  • A frame generator - IP21 Protection

Mounting
  • Rubber vibration isolators

Governing System
  • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4).

Lube System
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil drain valves

Mounting System
  • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines

Starting/Charging
  • 24 Volt battery with rack and cables
  • 24 volt starting motor
  • Batteries

General
  • Engine and alternator pre paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black

C15 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

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

Exhaust
  • Industrial, Residential, Critical Mufflers

Certifications
  • EU certificate of conformance
  • Global certification for CIS

Circuit breakers
  • Shunt trip for IEC circuit breaker
  • Pad-lockable circuit breaker device
  • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
  • Auxiliary contacts, circuit breaker
  • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
  • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
  • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
  • Power terminal strip

Generator
  • Oversize and premium generators
  • Anti-condensation heater
  • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)

Power Termination
  • Circuit breakers, UL listed
  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant

Control Panels
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Volt free contacts
  • Local annunciator
  • Remote annunciator
  • Local alarm horn
  • Oil temperature displays
  • Protective devices: Earth fault relay ; Earth leakage ground fault relay ; Overload shutdown via breaker ; Low fuel level alarm ; Low fuel level shutdown ; High fuel level alarm ; Fuel level sensor

Starting/Charging
  • Jacket water heater
  • Charging alternator
  • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Battery chargers
  • Oversize batteries

Cooling System
  • Stone guards
  • Radiator duct flange
  • Low coolant temperature alarm

Enclosures
  • Sound attenuated enclosures
  • High ambient sound attenuated enclosures

General
  • Sound attenuated, weather protective or high ambient weather protective enclosure
  • CSA Certification
  • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
  • EEC Declaration of Conformity
  • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
  • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
  • Single or dual wall sub-base fuel tanks
  • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
  • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
  • Single or dual wall integral fuel tanks
  • Narrow, Wide or Skid Base
  • UL 2200 package

Exhaust System
  • Engine mounted muffler
  • End in / End out mufflers - 10, 25 and 35 dBA attenuation
  • 6 and 8 inch elbow kit
  • Manifold and turbocharger guard
  • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • 6 and 8 inch flange GP

Fuel System
  • Manual fuel transfer pump
  • Dual wall fuel tank base
  • Fuel transfer system controls

Generator and Attachments
  • Space heaters
  • Permanent magnet generator
  • Ingress protection
  • LC frame generator
  • Oversize A frame generator
  • LC frame CIP generator
  • CIP a frame generator
  • Oversize LC frame generator

Lube System
  • Manual sump pump

Mounting System
  • Narrow skid base - replaces standard fuel tank base

Special Test / Reports
  • PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor

Starting / Charging System
  • 5 Amp single battery charger
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Jacket water heater

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