New | 3512C Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating1230 ekW
Maximum Rating1500 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyU.S. EPA Certified
Voltage380 to 13800 Volts
Frequency60 Hz
Speed1800 rpm
Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Engine Specifications
Engine Model3512C ATAAC, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore6.69 in
Stroke7.48 in
Displacement3161.03 in³
Compression Ratio14.7:1
AspirationTA
Fuel SystemElectronic unit injection
Governor TypeAdem™3
Generator Set Dimensions
Length - Maximum248.6 in
Width - Maximum89.8 in
Height - Maximum110 in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)30790 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 with service indicator
Air Inlet
  • Air Cleaner
Cooling
  • Package mounted radiator
Exhaust
  • Exhaust flange outlet
Fuel
  • Secondary fuel filter
  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Fuel priming pump
Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • IP23 Protection
Power Termination
  • Busbar
Control Panel
  • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
Control System
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
  • Reverse Power (kW) (32)
  • Coolant temperature
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • Overcurrent (50 / 51)
  • High coolant temperature
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV)
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Generator set packages include Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator (IVR). IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min/max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
  • kW-hr (total)
  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • Low oil pressure
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • Digital indication for:
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • DC volts
  • 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • Overspeed
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • 1 programmable digital outputs
  • Communications
  • Power Factor (per phase & average)
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Cat Connect
  • Customizable screens
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Over / under voltage (27 / 59)
  • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Accessory module data link
  • Warning / shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Auto / start / stop control
  • Controls:
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Text alarm / event descriptions
  • Emergency stop
  • Speed adjust
  • Number of I/O varies on options selected
  • Lamp test
  • RPM
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • Low coolant level
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Load histogram feature
  • PLC functionality
Cooling System
  • Coolant level sensors (Not included with packages without radiator)
  • SCAC
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Fan and belt guards
  • Caterpillar extended life coolant (Not included with packages without radiator, installed SF44CTS
     
Exhaust System
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)
  • Dry exhaust manifold
Fuel System
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • Fuel priming pump
Generators and Attachments
  • Medium voltage:
  • Internal excitation
  • High voltage
  • Permanent magnet
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
  • Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • Low voltage:
  • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • 3 phase brushless, salient pole
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • 6 Leads
     
  • Random wound
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Form wound
Governing System
  • ADEM III
Literature
  • English
Lube System
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Fumes disposal
  • Lubricating oil
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Integral lube oil cooler
Mounting System
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
Starting / Charging System
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor
General
  • Flywheel and Flywheel housing-SAE No. 00
  • SAE Standard Rotation
  • Right hand servicing
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator

Optional Equipment

Control Panels
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
Exhaust
  • Exhaust mufflers
Air Inlet System
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Single element filter
Generator
  • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
  • Oversize and premium generators
  • Internal excitation (IE)
  • Anti-condensation heater
Cooling System
  • Coolant
  • Standard installed ATAAC radiators
  • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
  • Optional installed radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Standard installed radiators
Power Termination
  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
  • Circuit breakers, UL listed
Exhaust System
  • Flanges
  • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Y Adapters
  • Flexible fittings
  • Elbows
  • Mufflers
Fuel System
  • Primary fuel filter
General
  • US aid emblem
Mounting
  • IBC isolators
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
  • Spring-type vibration isolator
Generators and Attachments
  • Differential current transformers (DCT) 15 kV class
  • RW, IE, 6 leads, Pitch 0.6667
  • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV class
  • 1400, 1600, 2700 Frames
  • Space heater
  • Generator air cleaner
  • Generator conversion from IE to PM
  • Low Voltage: 380,440 / 480 Volts, 3 Phase, 1800 rpm
Starting/Charging
  • Jacket water heater
  • Air starting motor with control and silencer
  • Battery chargers
  • Charging alternator
  • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Oversize batteries
Instrumentation
  • Wiring GP W/O cyl sensors
  • Pyrometer and thermocouples
Lube System
  • Prelube pumps
  • Oil level regulator
  • Oil drains
  • Lubrication oil in standard sump
Crankcase Protection
  • No explosion relief valves
  • No crankcase explosion relief valve
  • Explosion relief valve
  • Crankcase ventilation system
Mounting System
  • Puck style low efficiency isolators
  • IBC vibration isolators
  • Spring type vibration isolators
Power Connections
  • Cable entry - Right side
  • Center post buss bar
  • Rear power connections
  • Right side power connections
  • 2000, 2500,3200 Amp, 3 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
  • 1600 ,2000, 2500, 3000, 4000 Amp, 3 Pole, UL-100% rated circuit breakers
  • Left side power connections
  • Six lead, six terminal option
  • 2000, 2500 Amp, 4 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
  • Neutral ground connections
  • Grounding groups
Special Tests / Reports
  • Standard engine test charge
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • CSA certification
  • IBC seismic certification
  • Fuel consumption test
  • Torsional vibration analysis
  • Generator test report
  • Generator fuel consumption test
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
Starting / Charging System
  • 10 Amp battery charger
  • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • Engine barring device
  • 35 Amp battery charger
  • Air starting motor
  • Air pressure regulator
  • Batteries, racks and cables:
  • Jacket water heaters
  • Electric starting motors
  • Starter covers

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