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Overview

The C18 diesel generator sets has been developed for mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 455 to 600 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 U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards) Emissions / Fuel Strategy.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 455 ekW 455 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 600 ekW 600 ekW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy U.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2 U.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2 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 C18 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C18 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 5.71 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less
Displacement 1106.4 l 18.1 in³ Less
Compression Ratio 14.5:1 14.5:1 Less
Aspiration Air to Air Aftercooled Air to Air Aftercooled Less
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection Less
Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4 Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 5550.0 in 218.5 mm Less
Width - Maximum 80.9 in 2056.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 107.8 in 2737.0 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

C18 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Air Cleaner

Air Inlet System
  • Turbocharger
  • Light duty air cleaner
  • Aftercooler core

Cooling
  • Caterpillar extended life coolant
  • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Radiator and cooling fan with guard
  • Package mounted radiator

Exhaust
  • Exhaust flange outlet

Exhaust System
  • Stainless steel exhaust flex gaskets, raincap and SAE exhaust flange for customer use; shipped loose

Fuel System
  • Standard 8 hour open set fuel tank

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

Generator and Attachments
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Segregated low voltage (AC/DC) wiring panel
  • Power center, IP22
  • A frame generator - IP21 protection
  • Integrated Voltage Regulator
  • Mandatory Option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre
  • Integrated Voltage Regulator

Generator
  • IP23 Protection
  • 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

Power Termination
  • Bus Bar

Control System
  • EMCP 4.2

Governing System
  • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4)

Control Panel
  • EMCP 4 Genset Controller

Lube System
  • Lubricating oil
  • 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

Mounting
  • Rubber vibration isolators

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

C18 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

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

Exhaust
  • Industrial, Residential, Critical Mufflers

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

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

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

Control Panels
  • Remote monitoring software
  • Load share module
  • Local & remote annunciator modules
  • EMCP (4.2) (4.3) (4.4)
  • Digital I/O module

Control System
  • Local alarm modules
  • Volt free contact
  • Local alarm horn
  • Remote annunciator modules
  • Oil temperature displays
  • Protective devices: Earth fault relay - earth leageage ground fault relay - Overload shutdown via breaker - Low fuel level alarm - Low fuel level shutdown - high fuel level alarm - Fuel level sensor
  • EMCP 4.4

Cooling System
  • Low coolant temperature alarm
  • Radiator duct flange

Enclosures
  • Sound attenuated enclosures

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

Exhaust System
  • 8 and 10 inch GP flanges
  • 8 and 10 inch elbow kits
  • Engine mounted muffler
  • 10, 25 and 35 end in / end out Mufflers
  • Manifold and Turbocharger guard

Fuel System
  • Manual fuel transfer pump
  • Fuel transfer system
  • Integral - Duel wall fuel tank base

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

Generator and Attachments
  • Space heaters
  • A frame CIP generator
  • Permanent magnet excitation
  • LC frame generator
  • A frame oversize generator
  • Ingress protection
  • LC frame CIP generator
  • LC frame oversize generators

Lube System
  • Manual sump pump

Starting and Charging
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Jacket water heaters
  • 5 Amp battery charger

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