C15 Generator Set

Overview

Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

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
A-Frame 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 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 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities
One Safe Source
  • 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
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
Certification
Certification
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
A-Frame 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 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 55°C (131°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities
One Safe Source
  • 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
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
Certification
Certification

Engine Specifications

Bore
5.4in
Displacement
927.56in³
Stroke
6.75in
Aspiration
Air to Air Aftercooled
Fuel System
MEUI
Engine Model
C15 ATAAC, I-6, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
16.1:1
Governor Type
Adem™A4
Aspiration
Air to Air Aftercooled
Fuel System
MEUI
Bore
5.4in
Displacement
927.56in³
Stroke
6.75in
Fuel System
6.75in

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
365 kVA
Maximum Rating
550 kVA
Voltage
208 to 600 Volts
Frequency
50 Hz
Speed
1500 rpm
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Tier 2 or Tier 3
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
86.3in
Length - Maximum
150.8in
Width - Maximum
58.3in

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air System
    • Turbocharger
    • Aftercooler core
    • Air Cleaner - Non Canister disposable paper filter
  • Air Inlet
    • Air Cleaner
  • Control Panel
    • EMCP 4.2
  • Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator
  • Cooling System
    • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
    • Radiator and cooling fan with guard
    • Fan drive, battery charging alternator drive
    • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Exhaust
    • Base, formed steel with single wall integral 8-hour fuel tank
    • Standard open set fuel tank / base supplied
  • Fuel
    • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
    • Secondary fuel filter
    • Fuel priming pump
  • Fuel System
    • Engine fuel transfer pump
    • Primary fuel filter w/integral water separator & secondary filter
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Flexible fuel lines
    • Fuel cooler
  • Generator
    • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • IP23 Protection
    • Load adjustment module provides engine relief upon load impact and improves load acceptance and recovery time
  • Power Termination
    • Bus Bar
  • Generator And Attachments
    • Mandatory Option circuit breaker, IEC, 3 pole, mounted in power centre
    • Optional LC frame generator - IP23 Protection
    • Segregated low voltage (AC/DC) wiring panel
    • Integrated Voltage Regulator
    • Power center, IP22
  • Mounting
    • Rubber vibration isolators
  • Governing System
    • Cat Electronic Governor (ADEM A4).
  • Lube System
    • Oil cooler
    • Oil drain valves
  • Mounting System
    • Captive linear vibration isolators between base and engine-generator includes lifting provisions and termination points for coolant and lube oil drain lines
  • Starting/charging
    • 24 Volt battery with rack and cables
  • General
    • Engine and alternator pre paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Single element air cleaner
    • Dual element air cleaner
  • Exhaust
    • Industrial, Residential, Critical Mufflers
  • Certifications
    • EU certificate of conformance
    • Global certification for CIS
  • Generator
    • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Anti-condensation heater
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
  • Circuit Breakers
    • Shunt trip for IEC circuit breaker
    • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
    • Auxiliary contacts, circuit breaker
    • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Package mounted
    • 3 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
    • Power terminal strip
    • 4 Pole (IEC-100% rated) circuit breakers - Motorised
    • Pad-lockable circuit breaker device
  • Generator And Attachments
    • Permanent magnet generator
    • LC frame CIP generator
    • Oversize LC frame generator
    • Space heaters
    • CIP a frame generator
    • Oversize A frame generator
    • Ingress protection
    • A frame generator - IP21 Protection
    • LC frame generator
  • Control Panels
    • Fuel level sensor
    • Volt free contacts
    • Oil temperature displays
    • Local annunciator
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Local alarm horn
    • Remote annunciator
  • Starting/charging
    • Oversize batteries
    • Battery chargers
    • Jacket water heater
    • Heavy-duty starting system
    • Charging alternator
  • Cooling System
    • Low coolant temperature alarm
    • Stone guards
    • Radiator duct flange
  • General
    • Narrow, Wide or Skid Base
    • Single or dual wall integral fuel tanks
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
    • CSA Certification
    • EEC Declaration of Conformity
    • Single or dual wall sub-base fuel tanks
    • UL 2200 package
    • Sound attenuated, weather protective or high ambient weather protective enclosure
    • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
  • Enclosures
    • High ambient sound attenuated enclosures
    • Sound attenuated enclosures
  • Exhaust System
    • 6 and 8 inch elbow kit
    • Manifold and turbocharger guard
    • End in / End out mufflers - 10, 25 and 35 dBA attenuation
    • Engine mounted muffler
    • 6 and 8 inch flange GP
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel transfer system controls
    • Manual fuel transfer pump
    • Dual wall fuel tank base
  • Lube System
    • Manual sump pump
  • Mounting System
    • Narrow skid base - replaces standard fuel tank base
  • Special Test / Reports
    • PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Starting / Charging System
    • 5 Amp single battery charger
    • Jacket water heater
    • Battery disconnect switch

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