D500 GC C15 (60 Hz) | 500 kW Diesel Generator

Diesel Generator Sets D500 GC (60 Hz)

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Key Specs

Maximum Rating
500 ekW
500 ekW
Minimum Rating
500 ekW
500 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
EPA Stationary Emergency
EPA Stationary Emergency


500 ekW Diesel Generator Set

The D500 GC diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your needs in standby applications. Producing reliable power of 500 ekW at 60 Hz, meeting ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 % rated load in one step. The engines are certified for U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 or Tier 3 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards).


Saves up to 31% Installed Space

Requires less space for installation; more space available for on-going operations

Weighs up to 26% Less

Easier handling; less structural reinforcement required to support genset weight

Standard 105 or 130°C Alternator Temperature Rise

Meets most all specifications; ensures long alternator life

Product Specifications for D500 GC (60 Hz)

Maximum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW
Minimum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Stationary Emergency EPA Stationary Emergency
Voltage 480 to 600 Volts 480 to 600 Volts
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz
Speed 1800 RPM 1800 RPM
Duty Cycle Standby Standby
Engine Model Cat® C15 In-line 6, 4-cycle diesel Cat® C15 In-line 6, 4-cycle diesel
Bore 5.4 in 137 mm
Stroke 6.8 in 171 mm
Displacement 928 in³ 15.2 l
Compression Ratio 16.1:1 16.1:1
Aspiration Turbocharged Air-to-Air Aftercooled Turbocharged Air-to-Air Aftercooled
Fuel System MEUI MEUI
Governor Type ADEM™A4 ADEM™A4
Length - Maximum 189.6 in 4815 mm
Width - Maximum 64.2 in 1630 mm
Height - Minimum 2034 in 80.1 mm
Height - Maximum 101.7 in 2584 mm
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum) 8280.6 lb 3756 kg
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 10346.3 lb 4693 kg

D500 GC (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner - Non canister, disposable
  • Turbocharger
  • Aftercooler core

Control Panel

  • GCCP 1.2

Cooling System

  • Blower fan and fan drive with guards
  • Jacket water pump, gear driven, centrifugal
  • Radiator sight gauge
  • Coolant drain valve
  • Thermostats and housing
  • Radiator, package mounted

Exhaust System

  • Exhaust manifold - dry

Fuel System

  • Engine fuel transfer pump
  • Primary fuel filter w/integral water separator and secondary filter, spin on
  • Integral tank base, 24 hours, UL142
  • Fuel cooler
  • Fuel priming pump

Generator Set

  • All protective devices and control functions simulated and checked
  • Factory tested to design specifications at full load conditions
  • Complete system designed & built at ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities

Generators and Generator Attachments

  • Easy access to AVR and terminals
  • Standard winding protection for non-harsh environments with relative humidity ? 95%
  • IP23 Protection
  • 6 Leads
  • Brushless, self-excited 2/3 pitch (600V uses Internal excitation (IE))
  • Terminal box, IP22 RHS facing, bottom cable entry
  • Voltage regulator (single phase sensing)
  • Insulation system, Class H

Governing System

  • Cat electronic governor (ADEM A4)

Lube System

  • Shallow oil pan
  • Oil filter, spin on
  • Oil drain with valve
  • Lubricating oil, CK-4 (10W-30)
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Fumes disposal to front of radiator

Mounting System

  • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator
  • Includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines


  • Safety shutoff - High water temperature
  • Safety shutoff - Overspeed
  • Safety shutoff - Low oil pressure

Starting/Charging System

  • 24V, 45 Amp Charging alternator
  • 24-volt electric starting motor


  • Lifting eyes
  • Vibration damper
  • Parts book

D500 GC (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner (Non canister disposable)

Bases, Mounting & Fuel Tanks

  • Audio & visual fuel alarm (@90% fuel level)
  • Wide Base - Skid
  • 5 Gallon Spill Containment
  • Fuel tank pill pipe & lockable cap
  • Overfill prevention valve
  • Integral tank base, 24 hours, UL142


  • Industrial, residential, critical mufflers

Circuit breaker

  • Auxiliary contacts
  • 600A LSI
  • 600A LS/I
  • 1200A LSI
  • 1200A LS/I
  • 400A LSI
  • 800A LSI
  • 800A LS/I
  • 400A LS/I

Control System

  • Twist release, Red button emergency stop
  • Ground fault relay
  • 20A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
  • Volt free contacts
  • Product link remote monitoring hardware
  • Audible alarm Gp
  • 16 -light NFPA 99/110 Annunciator
  • 100A Load center


  • E-Stop
  • AC & DC Source lights
  • Sound attenuated Level 2 enclosure (White)

Exhaust System

  • Manifold and turbocharger guards
  • 8" Muffler - 25 dBA attenuation
  • Flexible exhaust connection


  • Anti-condensation heater
  • Oversize and premium generators
  • Excitation: [ ] Permanent magnet excitation (PMG) Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
  • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG) generator
  • Space heater

Starting System

  • Jacket water heater
  • Battery charger (UL Certified)
  • Oversize battery set, 1400 CCA, 200 amp/hr
  • Standard battery set: 1000 CCA, 90 amp/hr.

Power Termination

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


  • CSA Certification
  • Extended Service Coverage
  • Generator test report
  • UL2200 Certification
  • CSA Certification
  • UL 2200 package

Lube System

  • Manual sump pump

Mounting System

  • Narrow skid base - replaces standard fuel tank base

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