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Overview

Producing reliable power from1650 to 2500 ekW at 60 Hz, our 3516C 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. The generator set offers both low fuel consumption and low emission systems.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 2750 kVA 2750 kVA Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Low Fuel Consumption, 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 Standby, Mission Critical, Prime Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516C, ATAAC, 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 78.0 l Less
Compression Ratio 14.7:1 14.7:1 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 - Maximum 297.4 in 7554.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 108.9 in 2767.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 118.3 in 3004.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 39090.0 lb 17731.0 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

    SR5

  • 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

  • IBC Seismic Certification
  • 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
  • 3516C (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
    • Bus Bar

    Control Panel
    • EMCP 4 Genset Controller

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

    3516C (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

    Exhaust
    • Exhaust mufflers

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

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

    Control Panels
    • EMCP (4.2) (4.3) (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

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