New | 3516 Diesel Generator Set

The 3516 generator set has been developed for a wide range of applications, from emergency standby installations such as healthcare and datacenters to continuously powering remote installations. The packages can be optimized for performance that matters to you with either low emissions or low fuel consumption versions available. Backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty, Cat generator sets will provide the reliability and durability you expect.

Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating1600 kVA
Maximum Rating2000 kVA
Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions
Voltage400 to 415 Volts
Frequency50 Hz
Speed1500 rpm
Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Engine Specifications
Engine Model3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore6.69 in
Stroke7.48 in
Displacement4210.64 in³
Compression Ratio13.0:1
AspirationTA
Fuel SystemMechanical unit injection
Governor TypeWoodward
Generator Set Dimensions
Length - Maximum234.4 in
Width - Maximum90 in
Height - Maximum94.9 in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)33840 lb

  • cat Generator Set Packages Have Been Fully Prototype Tested
  • accepts 100% Block Load In One Step And Meets Other Nfpa 110 Loading Requirements
  • conform To Iso 8528-5 Steady State And Transient Response Requirements
  • 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

  • superior Motor Starting Capability Minimizes Need For Oversizing Alternator
  • designed To Match Performance And Output Characteristics Of Cat Diesel Engines
  • robust Class H Insulation
  • 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
  • designed To Operate In Standard Ambient Temperatures Up To 50°c (122°f)
  • contact Your Cat Dealer For Specific Ambient And Altitude Capabilities
  • ibc Seismic Certification
  • eu Declaration Of Conformity
  • Eec Declaration Of Conformity
  • components Used In The Generator Set Are Selected Based On Seamless Design Integration To Provide The Optimum 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
  • 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
    Control System
    • EMCP 4.2
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Text alarm/event descriptions
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • 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
    • Controls:
    • Speed adjust
    • Auto / start / stop control
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • Lamp test
    • Load histogram feature
    • PLC functionality
    • Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Digital indication for:
    • RPM
    • Operating hours
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar) - Coolant temperature - Volts (L-L & L-N) - Frequency (Hz) - Amps (per phase & average) - Power Factor (per phase & average) - kW (per phase, average & percent) - kVA (per phase, average & percent) - kVAr (per phase, average & percent) - kW-hr (total) - kVAr-hr (total)
    • Coolant temperature
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • kW (per phase, average & percent
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent
    • kW-hr (total)
    • kVAr-hr (total)
    • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • Low oil pressure
    • High coolant temperature
    • Overspeed
    • Emergency stop
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Low coolant temperature
    • Low coolant level
    • Programmable protective relaying functions
    • Generator phase sequence
    • Over / Under voltage (27/59)
    • Over / Under frequency (81 o/u)
    • Reverse Power (kW) (32)
    • Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV)
    • Overcurrent (50/51)
    • Communications:
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • Accessory module data link
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Cat Connect
    • 3 Analog inputs
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • 1 programmable digital outputs
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed
    Exhaust System
    • Dry exhaust manifold
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    Fuel System
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel priming pump
    General
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • SAE standard rotation
    Generator and Attachments
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Six lead
    • Low Voltage:
    • Random wound
    • Internal Excitation
    • Winding temperature detectorsle pattern
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Medium Voltage:
    • Form wound
    • Permanent magnet
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby
    • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • High Voltage:
    • Form wound
    • Permanent magnet
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti Condensation Space Heater
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
    Governing System
    • ADEM A3
    Literature
    • English
    Lubrication System
    • Lubricating oil
    • Gear type lube oil pump
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Fumes disposal
    Mounting System
    • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    Starting System
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • 45 Amp charging alternator
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables
    • Battery disconnect switch

    Optional Equipment

    Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCB 4.4
    Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
    Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Coolant
    Crankcase System
    • No explosion relief valves
    • Explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system
    Exhaust System
    • Elbows
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Flanges
    • Flexible fittings
    • Y-Adapters
    • Mufflers
    • Exhaust offset
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Clean emission parts
    Fuel System
    • Primary Fuel Filter
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric
    General
    • US aid emblem
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    Generators and Attachments
    • 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
    • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
    • Space heater
    • Generator conversion
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    Lubrication System
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
    • 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
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Rear power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    Special Tests / Reports
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • IBC certification
    • OSHPD certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    Starting and Charging
    • Engine barring device
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Electric starting motors
    • Air starting motors
    • Starter cover
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Jacket water heaters
    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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