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 Rating1450 ekW
Maximum Rating1750 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel, Low Emissions
Voltage380 to 13800 Volts
Frequency60 Hz
Speed1800 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 - Maximum247 in
Width - Maximum90 in
Height - Maximum94.9 in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)28840 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
Control Panels
  • Accessory module data link
  • Low coolant level
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
  • Communications:
  • Load histogram feature
  • Overspeed
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • kW-hr (total)
  • 24-volt DC operation
  • Over / Under voltage (27/59)
  • 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • PLC functionality
  • Speed adjust
  • Lamp test
  • Auto / start / stop control
  • Over / Under Frequency (81 o/u)
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Revers Power (kW) (32)
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar
  • Coolant temperature
  • RPM
  • Overcurrent (50/51)
  • IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
  • Controls:
  • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
  • Power Factor (per phase & average)
  • 0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • Customizable screens
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • Text alarm / event descriptions
  • DC volts
  • Low oil pressure
  • 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
  • Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV
  • Frequency (Hz
  • Low coolant temperature
  • 3 Analog inputs
  • Cat Connect
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Emergency stop
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Operating hours
  • High coolant temperature
  • Digital indication for:
  • 1 programmable digital outputs
  • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
Cooling System
  • Certified standard PGS provided
  • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed
Exhaust System
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)
  • Dry exhaust manifold
Fuel System
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • Fuel priming pump
General
  • Right hand servicing
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
  • SAE Standard rotation
Generator and Attachments
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Permanent magnet
  • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
  • Six lead
  • Permanent magnet
  • Internal Excitation
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Medium Voltage:
  • Random wound
  • Anti Condensation Space Heater
  • Low Voltage:
  • High Voltage:
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • Form wound
  • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • Form wound
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
Governing System
  • ADEM A3
Literature
  • English
Lubrication System
  • Fumes disposal
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Integral lube oil cool
Mounting System
  • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting
  • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
Starting System
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor

Optional Equipment

Control System
  • Controller: EMCP 4.2B
  • Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom
Air Inlet System
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Single element filter
Cooling System
  • Standard ambient radiators
  • Coolant
  • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
  • Optional installed radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
Engine Options
  • Starting Motors: [ ] Standard [ ] Heavy Duty
  • Batteries: [ ] Standard (1400 CCA) [ ] Heavy Duty (2800 CCA)
  • Starting Aids: [ ] 220V 50 Hz Jacket Water Heater
  • Battery Charger: [ ] 10A [ ] 20A [ ] 35A
  • Air Cleaner: [ ] Single element air cleaners [ ] Dual element air cleaners [ ] Heavy duty air cleaners
  • Muffler: [ ] Industrial Grade
Crankcase System
  • No explosion relief valves
  • Ventilation system
  • Explosion relief valves
Alternators
  • Temperature Rise (over 40°C ambient): [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C
Exhaust System
  • Y-Adapters
  • Tier 4 clean emissions module
  • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
  • Elbows
  • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
  • Exhaust offset
  • Flanges
  • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Flexible fittings
  • Mufflers
  • Clean emission parts
Fuel System
  • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or Electric
  • Primary Fuel Filter
General
  • US aid emblem
  • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
  • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
  • UL 2200 package
  • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
Generators and Attachments
  • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
  • Generator conversion
  • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
  • Thermostate for space heater
  • 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
  • Alternator air cleaner
  • Differential current transformers (DCT)
  • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
  • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
  • Space heater kits
Power Termination
  • Circuit breaker operation: [ ] Electrical
  • Circuit Breaker rating: [ ] 2000A [ ] 2500A [ ] 3200A [ ] 4000A
  • Circuit breaker trip unit: [ ] LSI [ ] LSIG [ ] LSIG-P
  • Power Termination: [ ] Bus Bar [ ] Circuit Breaker
Extended Service Contract (ESC)
  • Extended Service Contract (ESC): [ ] 2 Year [ ] 3 Year [ ] 5 Year
Instrumentation
  • Pyrometer and Thermocouples
Lubrication System
  • Lube oil in standard sump
  • Prelube pumps
  • Oil level regulator
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
  • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
  • Rear power connections
  • Right side power connections
  • Left side power connections
  • Low voltage circuit breakers
  • Center post busbar
Special Tests / Reports
  • generator test report
  • OSHPD certification
  • Canadian Standards Association certification
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • IBC certification
  • Fuel consumption test
  • Generator set fuel consumption test
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Standard engine test charge
  • Torsional vibration analysis reports
Starting and Charging
  • Electric starting motors
  • Air pressure regulator
  • Starter cover
  • Air starting motors
  • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
  • Jacket water heaters
  • Engine barring device
Extended Service Coverage
  • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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