3516C Generator Set

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Bore
6.69 in
Stroke (HD)
8.46 in
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection

Specs

Engine Specifications

Bore
6.69in
Stroke (HD)
8.46in
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Engine Model
3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Stroke - Standard
7.48in
Compression Ratio
14.7:1
Governor Type
Adem™3
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Bore
6.69in
Stroke - HD
8.46in
Displacement
4764.73in
Stroke
7.48in

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1650 ekW
Maximum Rating
2500 ekW
Voltage
380 to 13800 Volts
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
1800 rpm
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
U.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
118.5in
Length - Maximum
295.1in
Width - Maximum
101.2in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
38780lb
Length - Minimum
284.6in
Width - Minimum
93.7in
Height - Minimum
116.5in
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
35880lb

Features

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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities

Certifications

  • UL 2200 Listed
  • CSA
  • IBC seismic certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval
  • UL 2200 Listed
  • CSA
  • IBC seismic certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval

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
  • 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
  • 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

Standard Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaner; single element canister type
  • Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator
  • Exhaust
    • Exhaust flange outlet
  • Control Panels
    • Communications:
    • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • 1 Programmable digital outputs
    • Auto / start / stop control -
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Controls:
    • Generator set packages include Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator. IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • Cat connect
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Text alarm / event descriptions
    • Overcurrent (50 / 51)
    • Accessory module data link
    • EMCP 4.2B
    • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • Speed adjust -
    • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Load histogram feature
    • Lamp test
    • PLC functionality
    • Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Digital indication for:
    • Operating hours
    • RPM
    • DC volts
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • Coolant temperature
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • kW-hr (total)
    • kVAr-hr (total)
    • High coolant temperature
    • Overspeed
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Warning / shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • Emergency stop
    • Low oil pressure
    • Low coolant level -
    • Low coolant temperature
    • Programmable protective relaying functions:
    • Over / under Frequency (81 o/u)
    • Generator phase sequence
    • Over / under voltage (27 / 59)
    • Reverse power (kW) (32)
  • Fuel
    • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Generator
    • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • IP23 Protection
  • Power Termination
    • Busbar
  • Control Panel
    • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
  • Cooling System
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed
  • Exhaust System
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel priming pump
  • General
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black
    • SAE Standard rotation
  • Generator And Attachments
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
    • Low Voltage:
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Medium Voltage:
    • Anti condensation space heater
    • 6 Lead
    • Random wound
    • Form wound
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
    • Permanent magnet
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
    • Internal excitation
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • High voltage:
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • Governing System
    • ADEM A3
  • Literature
    • English
  • Lubrication System
    • Lubricating oil
    • Fumes disposal
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Mounting System
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting
  • Starting System
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • 45 Amp charging alternator
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables

Optional Equipment

  • Control System
    • EMCP4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Exhaust
    • Exhaust mufflers
  • Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
  • Generator
    • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Anti-condensation heater
  • Cooling System
    • Coolant
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
  • Crankcase System
    • Explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system
    • No explosion relief valves
  • Control Panels
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/O module
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    • Remote monitoring software
  • Mounting
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
    • IBC isolators
  • Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Flexible fittings
    • Exhaust offset
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Elbows
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Flanges
    • Mufflers
    • Clean emission parts
  • Starting/charging
    • Oversize batteries
    • Battery chargers
    • Charging alternator
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer
    • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Fuel System
    • Primary Fuel Filter
  • General
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • UL 2200 package
    • CSA Certification
    • EEC Declaration of Conformity
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
    • US aid emblem
    • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
    • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
    • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
  • Generators And Attachments
    • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 416, 440, 480, 600, 2400, 4160 Volts, 3 Phase 1800 RPM, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600, 1800 Frame
    • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater kits
    • Alternator air cleaner
  • Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
  • Lubrication System
    • Oil level regulator
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Prelube pumps
  • Mounting System
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators
  • Power Connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Rear power connections
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
  • Special Tests / Reports
    • IBC certification
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Generator test report
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • OSHPD certification
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
  • Starting And Charging
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Starter cover
    • Air starting motors
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Electric starting motors
    • Jacket water heaters
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Engine barring device
  • Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage