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Overview

The 3516B diesel generator sets are made to match your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 1750 to 2500 kVA at 50 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and accepts 100 percent rated load in one step. Depending on the model, our 3516B generator sets are designed for either low fuel consumption or low emissions — it's how we're helping you power responsibly. Ensure you have a non-stop power supply and to know your fleet status with our integrated control system, including switchgear as well as our on-site and remote monitoring options. Our EMCP 4.2 control panel, with a user-friendly interface, combines all your management and diagnostic tools.It's not just quality that matters but customization, choose from a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Discover our flexible packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our 3516B generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 1750 kVA 1750 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA Less
Voltage 220 to 13800 220 to 13800 Less
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz Less
Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Displacement - HD 4764.73 in³ 78.08 l Less
Displacement - Std 4210.64 in³ 69.0 l Less
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Governor Type Adem™3 Adem™3 Less
Compression Ratio 14.0:1 Std 15.5:1 HD 14.0:1 Std 15.5:1 HD Less
Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm Less
Stroke - Standard 7.48 in 190.0 mm Less
Stroke - HD 8.46 in 215.0 mm Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 251.7 in 6377.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 93.2 in 2367.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 40320.0 lb 18290.0 kg Less

Design Criteria

The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

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
  • Generator

  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • 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.

    Single-Source Supplier

    Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

    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

    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional

  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • 3516B (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

    Air Inlet
    • Air cleaner

    Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator

    Exhaust
    • Exhaust flange outlet

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

    Generator
    • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • IP23 Protection

    Power Termination
    • Busbar

    Control Panel
    • EMCP 4

    General
    • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black

    3516B (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

    Exhaust
    • Exhaust mufflers (except Tier 4)

    Generator
    • Anti-condensation heater
    • Internal excitation (IE)
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
    • Oversize and premium generators

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

    Control Panels
    • EMCP 4.2, EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • EMCP 4.3
    • EMCP 4.4
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/O module
    • Remote monitoring software

    Mounting
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
    • Spring-type vibration isolator
    • IBC isolators

    Starting/Charging
    • Battery chargers
    • Oversize batteries
    • Jacket water heater
    • Heavy-duty starting system
    • Charging alternator
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer

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

    Application Center

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