New | C32 Generator Set

Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.Producing reliable power from 910 kVA to 1500 kVA at 50 Hz, our C32 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Generator sets range from low fuel consumption to low emissions systems. Seismic certification is also available for select models, ensuring you maintain power after unexpected disturbances. Our integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear, protects your power supply and keeps you connected through on-site and remote monitoring options. We offer easy-to-use EMCP control panel options, combining your management and diagnostic tools in one. The EMCP 4.4 controller provides multi-generator set paralleling capability, giving you the ability to add generator sets to match your growing power requirements. Browse a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our C32 generator sets are made for demands, so you can make yours.

Generator Set Specifications
Minimum Rating910 kVA
Maximum Rating1500 kVA
Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel, Low Emissions
Voltage400 to 3300 Volts
Frequency50 Hz
Speed1500 rpm
Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Engine Specifications
Engine ModelC32 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore5.71 in
Stroke6.38 in
Displacement1958.86 in³
Compression Ratio15.0:1
Fuel SystemMEUI
Governor TypeAdem™A4
Generator Set Dimensions
Length - Minimum164 in
Length - Maximum176.6 in
Width - Minimum66.3 in
Width - Maximum87.8 in
Height - Minimum85.1 in
Height - Maximum86.4 in
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)14700 lb
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)17855 lb

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 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

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

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

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


  • IBC seismic certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • Eurasian Conformity (EAC)

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

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

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Single element canister type with service indicator
Control Panel
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • Warning shutdowns
  • Control features
  • Communications
  • Programmable protective relaying functions
  • Digital indicators
Cooling System
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
  • Fan and belt guards
  • Low coolant level sensor
  • Exhaust manifold - Dry
  • 203 mm (8 in) ID round flanged outlet
Fuel System
  • Primary fuel filter with water separator
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel cooler
  • Fuel priming pump
Generators and Attachments
  • 6 Lead
  • Salient pole
  • NEMA Class H insulation
  • Internal Excitation
  • Permanent magnet
  • Reactive droop
  • 3 Phase brushless
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • IEC standard hole pattern
  • Integrated voltage regulator (IVR)
Governing System
  • ADEM(tm) A4
Mounting System
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
  • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting
Lube System
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Integral lube oil cooler
  • Fumes disposal
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Lubricating oil
Power Termination
  • Busbar
Starting / Charging System
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Battery, rack and cables
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Caterpillar Yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE
  • SAE Standard Rotation
  • RH Service

Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Standard air cleaner
  • Dual element air cleaner
Circuit Breakers
  • Circuit breaker wiring groups
  • Enclosures - Control packaging
  • Shrouds
  • Power connection covers
  • 1600, 2000, 2500 and 3200 Amp, 3 Pole, IEC-Rated Circuit Breakers
  • Center posts busbars
  • Cable supports
  • 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500 and 3000 Amp, 3 Pole, UL-100% Rated Circuit Breakers
  • 800, 1600, 2000, 2500 and 3200 Amp, 4 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
Control Panels
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
Cooling System
  • High Ambient radiator
  • Extended life coolant
  • Radiator duct flange
  • Standard radiator
  • Certified radiator
  • Color options
  • Cold weather bundle
  • DC lighting package
  • Sound attenuated enclosure
  • Premium sound attenuated enclosure
  • Enclosure fuel tank options
  • Enclosure louvres - fixed and motorized
  • AC panel, outlets and lights
  • Panel bracket
Exhaust System
  • Flexible fittings
  • Exhaust through wall kit
  • Elbow mounting kit
  • Mufflers
  • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Guard and Shield System
  • Flanges
  • All C32 engines have 203 mm (8 in) exhaust outlets
Generator and Attachments
  • Medium voltage generators
  • Low voltage generators
Lube System
  • Prelube manual sump pump
  • Oil pan
  • Oil level regulator
Mounting System
  • IBC vibration isolators
  • Spring type vibration isolator
  • Mounting base types
  • Standard package isolators
Power Termination
  • Circuit breakers, UL listed
  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
Power Connections
  • Low voltage connection cables
  • Neutral grounding connection
  • Center post busbar
Starting / Charging System
  • Electric starting motor - Standard / Heavy duty
  • Jacket water heater
  • 35 Amp battery charger
  • 10 Amp battery charger
  • 10 Amp enclosure battery charger
  • Standard 24 volt Open package battery set - Dry
  • 20 Amp battery charger
  • Space heater
Special Tests / Reports
  • IBC seismic certifications
  • Custom genset TVA report
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • Generator test report
  • Standard engine test
  • Standard genset Torsional Vibration Analysis (TVA) report
  • CSA test and certification
  • OSHPD seismic certifications
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Special paint
  • US aid emblem







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