Diesel Generator Sets 3516C (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Package 2500 - 2750 kVA Diesel Generator Set

3516C (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Package

Features At A Glance

Cat Generator Set Package
Cat Diesel Engine
SR5 Alternator
EMCP 4 Control Panel
Cooling System
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Product Specifications for 3516C (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Package

Generator Set Specifications

Engine Specifications

Generator Set Dimensions

3516C (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Package Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air cleaner
  • Single element canister type with service indicator

Control Panel

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


  • 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

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


  • Package mounted radiator

Exhaust System

  • Flanged faced outlet(s)
  • Dry exhaust manifold

Fuel System

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

Generators and Attachments

  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby).
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • Random wound
  • 6 Lead
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • IEC standard hole pattern
  • Internal excitation
  • 3 phase brushless, salient pole
  • 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

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

Mounting System

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

Starting / Charging System

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


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

3516C (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Package Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

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

Circuit Breakers

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

Power Termination

  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant

Control Panels

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

Cooling System

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

European Certifications

  • EU declaration of conformity

Exhaust System

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

Fuel System

  • Fuel coolers
  • Primary fuel filter

Generators and attachments

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


  • Pyrometers and thermocouples
  • Thermocouples

Lube System

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

Mounting System

  • IBC vibration isolators
  • Spring type vibration isolators

Protection System

  • Explosion relief valves

Special Tests / Reports

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

Starting / Charging System

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


  • Engine barring group

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