C18 (60 HZ) 500kW-600kW

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Overview

The C18 diesel generator sets have been developed for your mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 500 to 600 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Our C18 generator sets range from low fuel consumption systems to EPA Stationary Emergency (Tier 2) certified. Seismic certification is also available for select models, so you can deliver power despite disturbances. Our integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear ensure a consistent power supply and connection to your fleet through on-site and remote monitoring options. We offer a wide range of EMCP 4 control panel options, with a simple screen display, consolidating all your management and diagnostics tools. The optional EMCP 4.4 provides multi generator set paralleling capability, allowing you to use multiple generator sets for increased power output and improved reliability. It's not just quality that matters but customization, choose from a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Discover our upgradeable packaging options to work with your spatial restrictions and environmental conditions. Our C18 generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs. Build in additional safety features with the UL 2200 and CSA certified package options.

Generator Set Specifications

Units:
Minimum Rating 500 ekW 500 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 600 ekW 600 ekW Less
Voltage 220 to 380 Volts 220 to 380 Volts Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption Low Fuel Consumption Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 218.5 in 5550.0 mm Less
Width - Maximum 80.9 in 2056.0 mm Less
Height - Maximum 107.8 in 107.8 mm Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model C18 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C18 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 145 mm (5.71 in) 145 mm (5.71 in) Less
Displacement 1106.4 in³ 18.1 l Less
Displacement 18.13 L (1106.36 in3) 18.13 L (1106.36 in3) Less
Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection Less
Aspiration Air to Air Aftercooled Air to Air Aftercooled Less
Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4 Less
Compression Ratio 14.5:1 14.5:1 Less
Bore 5.71 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 183 mm (7.2 in) 183 mm (7.2 in) Less
Stroke 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less

Design Criteria

The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

Cat Diesel Engine

        
  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
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  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
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  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight

Generator

        
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
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  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
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  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
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  • High Efficiency

Cat EMCP Control Panel

The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.

Single-Source Supplier

Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

World Wide Product Support

Cat dealers provide extensive post-sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products

Seismic Certification

  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • UL 2200 / CSA - Optional

          
    • UL 2200 listed packages
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    • CSA Certified
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    • Certain restrictions may apply.
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    • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.

    C18 (60 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
    • Load adjustment module provides engine relief upon load impact and improves load acceptance and recovery time
    • IP23 Protection

    Power Termination
    • Bus Bar

    Control Panel
    • EMCP 4.2

    Mounting
    • Rubber vibration isolators

    Starting/Charging
    • 24 volt starting motor
    • Batteries

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

    C18 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

    Exhaust
    • Industrial, Residential, Critical Mufflers

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

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

    Control Panels
    • EMCP 4.4
    • Local & remote annunciator modules
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/O module
    • Remote monitoring software

    Starting/Charging
    • Battery chargers
    • Oversize batteries
    • Jacket water heater
    • Heavy-duty starting system
    • Charging alternator

    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
    • Narrow, Wide or Skid Base
    • Sound attenuated, weather protective or high ambient weather protective enclosure
    • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
    • Single or dual wall integral fuel tanks
    • Single or dual wall sub-base fuel tanks
    • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)

    EMCP 4 Generator Set Controls

    Cat generator sets provide a complete factory-built solution with fully featured standard and advanced controls. Optional accessories enhance the capabilities of the genset package-mounted control system.

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