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Overview

Producing reliable power from 1360 to 1875 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3512B 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 1320 kVA 1320 kVA Less
Maximum Rating 1875 kVA 1875 kVA Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel, Low Emissions Low Fuel, Low Emissions Less
Voltage 380 to 415 Volts 380 to 415 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 3512B TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3512B TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.48 in 190.0 mm Less
Displacement 3161.03 in 51.8 l Less
Displacement - HD 3573.55 in³ 58.56 l Less
Compression Ratio 14.0:1 Std 15.5:1 HD 14.0:1 Std 15.5:1 HD 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 206.6 in 5249.0 mm Less
Length - Maximum 215.3 in 5469.0 mm Less
Width - Minimum 77.8 in 1975.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 93.2 in 2367.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum) 25010.0 lb 11350.0 kg Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 26840.0 lb 12180.0 kg Less

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets 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 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 Declaration of Conformity
  • EEC Declaration of Conformity (EAC)

One Safe Source

  • 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

3512B (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Aingle element canister type air cleaner with service indicator

Air Inlet
  • Air Cleaner

Cooling
  • Package mounted radiator (except C175)

Control Panel
  • Emergency stop button
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Over / under voltage (27 / 59)
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • Overcurrent (50 / 51)
  • Warning / shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
  • Low coolant level
  • DC volts
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Overspeed
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
  • Text alarm / event descriptions
  • 2 Programmable digital outputs
  • RPM
  • 2 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • Speed adjust
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • Digital indication for:
  • Power Factor (per phase & average)
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Controls:
  • True RMS AC metering, 3 phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Low oil pressure
  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Accessory module data link
  • Coolant temperature
  • EMCP 4.2
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Reverse power (kW) (32)
  • Operating hours
  • Communications
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • kW-hr (total)
  • 6 Programmable digital inputs
  • High coolant temperature
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Lamp test
  • Emergency stop
  • Auto / start / stop control
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)

Exhaust
  • Exhaust flange outlet

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

Control System
  • Engine cool-down timer.
  • DC volts
  • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • High coolant temperature
  • Coolant temperature
  • Auto/start/stop control
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Communications
  • Oil pressure
  • Emergency stop
  • EMCP4.2
  • Overspeed
  • frequency (Hz)
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Warnings / Shutdown indicators
  • Speed adjust
  • Lamp test
  • 24-volt DC operation
  • RPM
  • 4 programmable digital inputs
  • Low coolant level
  • Operating hours
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • Low oil pressure
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • 4 programmable digital outputs
  • Digital indication for:

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

Power Termination
  • Bus Bar

Generator System
  • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient
  • 3 phase brushless, salient pole
  • 6 lead
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • NEMA Class H insulation
  • Random wound
  • Internal Excitation
  • 3-phase voltage sensing
  • Bus bar connections
  • min/max exciter
  • Caterpillar's Digital Voltage Regulator (CDVR)
  • RFI suppression

Literature
  • English

Cooling System
  • Caterpillar extended life coolant. (Not included with packages without radiator, installed SF44CTS, shipped loose radiators or heat exchangers)
  • JWAC
  • Coolant level sensors. (Not included with packages without radiator)
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Fan and belt guards

Exhaust System
  • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)

Fuel System
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose

Generators and Attachments
  • Note: 1800 frames are form wound, permanent magnet, with winding temp detectors
  • 3 Phase voltage sensing
  • RFI suppression
  • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
  • Min / max exciter limiter
  • Exciter diode monitor
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • 50 Hz models: IEC standard hole pattern
  • Caterpillar's Digital Voltage Regulator (CDVR) includes:
  • Random wound
  • Generator set packages include: Regulator (CDVR)
  • Reactive droop capability
  • 6 Leads
  • KVAR / PF modes
  • NEMA Class H insulation
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Internal Excitation
  • LV:

Governing System
  • Woodward 2301A isochronous governor

Lube System
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Integral lube oil cooler
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Fumes disposal
  • Oil drain lines and valve

Mounting System
  • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)

Starting / Charging System
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • 24-volt electric starting motor

General
  • SAE standard rotation
  • Flywheel and Flywheel housing-SAE No. 00
  • RH Service
  • Paint - Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator

3512B (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air Inlet protection
  • Remote air inlet adaptors
  • Dual element air cleaners

Exhaust
  • Exhaust mufflers

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

Circuit Breakers
  • Cable entry options
  • 2000, 2500, 3200 and 4000 Amp, 4 pole, IEC rated circuit breakers
  • Busbar connections
  • Center posts busbars
  • Controls packaging - Enclosures
  • 2000, 2500, 3200 and 4000 Amp, 3 pole, IEC rated circuit breakers
  • Optional busbar power connections
  • EMAX breakers connections
  • EMAX circuit breakers
  • Breaker harnesses

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

Control Panels
  • Annunciator modules
  • Customer connection mounting locations
  • Remote speed adjust
  • Local PC monitoring
  • Generator temperature monitoring
  • Auxiliary boxes
  • Governors
  • Customer interface options
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Ground (Automatically selected)
  • Mounting group - External box clips
  • Vandle proof panel door

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

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

Cooling System
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Optional radiator arrangements
  • Heat exchangers

European Certifications
  • European Union certification
  • EU declaration of conformity
  • European directive genset, DoI (Declaration of Incorporation)
  • Eurasian conformity (EAC) mark

Exhaust System
  • Mufflers
  • Muffler mounting kits
  • Through-wall installation kit
  • Flexible fittings

Fuel System
  • Primary fuel filter

Generators and Attachments
  • Generator conversion
  • 1500 RPM, 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, random wound, permanent magnet, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
  • 1500 RPM, 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, form wound, permanent magnet, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
  • 1500 RPM, 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, random wound, internal excitation, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
  • Space heater

Instrumentation
  • Pyrometer and thermocouples

Lube System
  • Oil level Reg-1 shallow pan
  • Electric prelube pumps
  • Manual prelube sump pumps

Mounting System
  • IBC vibration isolators
  • Spring-type vibration isolator

Protection System
  • Explosion relief valve

Special Tests / Reports
  • PGS test report @ 0.80 power factor
  • Neutral ground-LV
  • IBC seismic certifications
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • Neutral grounding connection

Starting / Charging System
  • Oversize battery set
  • Jacket water heaters
  • 10 Amp battery chargers
  • Ether starting aid
  • 24 Volt dual electric starting motor
  • 20 Amp battery charger

General
  • Engine barring group

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