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Overview

Producing reliable power from 1750 to 2500 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3516B diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 per cent rated load in one step. Generator sets offer both low fuel consumption and low emission systems.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 1750 kVA 1750 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel, Low Emissions Low Fuel, Low Emissions Less
Voltage 380 to 11000 Volts 380 to 11000 Volts Less
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz Less
Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous Less

Engine Specifications

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

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Minimum 233.4 in 5928.0 mm Less
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 (minimum) 31900.0 lb 14470.0 kg Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 40320.0 lb 18290.0 kg Less

3516B (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Air cleaner

Cooling
  • Package mounted radiator

Exhaust
  • Exhaust flange outlet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 4 Control Panel

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirements
  • 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

Single-Source Supplier

  • Components used in the generator set are selected at the design stage to provide optimum package 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

Application Center

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