New | 3516C Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating1650 ekW
Maximum Rating2500 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyU.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2
Voltage380 to 13800 Volts
Frequency60 Hz
Speed1800 rpm
Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Engine Specifications
Engine Model3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore6.69 in
Stroke7.48 in
Stroke - HD8.46 in
Displacement4764.73 in
Compression Ratio14.7:1
AspirationTA
Fuel SystemElectronic unit injection
Governor TypeAdem™3
Generator Set Dimensions
Length - Minimum284.6 in
Length - Maximum295.1 in
Width - Minimum93.7 in
Width - Maximum101.2 in
Height - Minimum116.5 in
Height - Maximum118.5 in
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)35880 lb
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)38780 lb

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ul 2200 Listed
  • csa
  • ibc Seismic Certification
  • oshpd Pre-Approval

  • 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

  • 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

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