Diesel Generator Sets 3516E (50 Hz)

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Key Specs

Maximum Rating
3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
Minimum Rating
2750 kVA
2750 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
Low Fuel Consumption


2750 - 3100 kVA Diesel Generator Set

The 3516E diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your continuous, standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Producing reliable power from 2750 to 3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan) at 50 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. The generator set offers a low fuel consumption system.


Saves up to 33% installed space

Requires less space for installation

Weighs up to 19% Less

Reduced amount of structural support required

Full Power up to 50°C Ambient

Provides full power even on hottest days of the year

Product Specifications for 3516E (50 Hz)

Maximum Rating 3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan) 3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
Minimum Rating 2750 kVA 2750 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption Low Fuel Consumption
Voltage 380 to 11000 volts 380 to 11000 volts
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm
Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
Engine Model 3516E, SCAC, V-16, 4-Stroke, Water-Cooled Diesel 3516E, SCAC, V-16, 4-Stroke, Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore 6.69 in 170 mm
Stroke 8.46 in 215 mm
Displacement 4766 in 78.1 l
Compression Ratio 14:01 14:01
Aspiration TA TA
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection
Governor Type Adem™5 Adem™5
Length - Maximum 296.8 in 7538 mm
Width - Maximum 87.2 in 2216 mm
Height - Maximum 133.5 in 3391 mm
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 43541 lb 19750 kg

3516E (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner
  • Single element canister type with service indicator

Control Panel

  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
  • Overspeed
  • RPM
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • Digital indication for:
  • Text alarm / event descriptions
  • 2 Programmable digital outputs
  • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
  • Reverse power (kW) (32)
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Panel lights
  • Speed adjust
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • Low coolant level
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
  • Lamp test
  • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Power Factor (per phase & average)
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Overcurrent (50/51)
  • High coolant temperature
  • DC volts
  • 6 Programmable digital inputs
  • Coolant temperature
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Emergency stop
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • 2 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • Controls:
  • kW-hr (total)
  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Operating hours
  • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Communications:
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • EMCP4.2B controller includes:
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
  • Over / under voltage (27/59)
  • Low oil pressure
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Accessory module data link


  • Exhaust flange outlet


  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator


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

Power Termination

  • Busbar


  • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Charging alternator

Cooling System

  • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Fan and belt guards
  • JWAC
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Coolant level sensors


  • Package mounted radiator

Exhaust System

  • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)

Fuel System

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

Generators and Attachments

  • Internal excitation
  • 6 Lead
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • IEC standard hole pattern
  • Random wound
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby).
  • Generator set packages include Caterpillar's Digital Voltage Regulator (CDVR). CDVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR/PF modes, RFI suppression, min/max exciter

Governing System



  • English

Lube System

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

Mounting System

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

Starting / Charging System

  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor
  • Battery disconnect switch


  • Right hand servicing
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE No. 00
  • SAE standard rotation

3516E (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air inlet protection
  • Heavy duty air cleaners
  • Remote air inlet adapters
  • Dual element air cleaners

Circuit Breakers

  • Cable entry options
  • Control packaging for enclosures
  • Optional busbar power connections
  • EMAX breakers
  • Load take off; IEC standard hole
  • Center posts busbars
  • Trip Units

Power Termination

  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant

Control Panels

  • External box clips
  • Local and remote monitoring
  • Busbar connections
  • Governors
  • Generator temperature monitoring
  • Auxiliary box
  • Voltage raise / lower switch
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • EMAX breaker connections
  • Language options
  • Remote speed adjust
  • Annunciator modules
  • Customer interface options
  • Vandal proof panel door

Cooling System

  • Optional Serpentine radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Heat exchangers
  • Radiator duct flanges

European Certifications

  • EU declaration of conformity

Exhaust System

  • Mufflers
  • Through wall installation kit
  • Flexible fittings
  • Muffler mounting kits

Fuel System

  • Fuel coolers
  • Primary fuel filter

Generators and attachments

  • 3 Phase, Random wound, Internal excitation
  • Internal excitation
  • Random wound
  • Pitch: 0.6667
  • Optional generators
  • Number of leads: 6
  • 3 Phase, 380 / 400 / 415 / 3300 / 6600 / 10000 / 10500 / 11000 volt


  • Thermocouples
  • Pyrometers and thermocouples

Lube System

  • Manual prelube sump pumps
  • Oil level regulator
  • Electric prelube pumps

Mounting System

  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • IBC vibration isolators

Protection System

  • Explosion relief valves

Special Tests / Reports

  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • CSA test and certification
  • Neutral ground certificate
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • IBC seismic certificate

Starting / Charging System

  • Jacket water heaters
  • ETHER starting aids
  • Dual 24 volt electric starting motors
  • 24 Volt battery sets - Dry
  • Charging alternators - 50 Amp
  • 10 and 20 amp battery chargers


  • Engine barring group

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