3516 Diesel Generator Set

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Overview

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.

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
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
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
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
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

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1450 ekW
Maximum Rating
1750 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
Voltage
380 to 480 Volts
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore
6.69in
Stroke
7.48in
Displacement
4210.64in³
Compression Ratio
13.5:1
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Mechanical unit injection
Governor Type
Woodward

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
234.4in
Width - Maximum
90in
Height - Maximum
94.9in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
28840lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

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

Optional Equipment:

  • Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom
  • Air Inlet System
    • Dual element air cleaner
    • Single element filter
  • Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Coolant
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
  • Engine Options
    • Starting Motors: [ ] Standard [ ] Heavy Duty
    • Muffler: [ ] Industrial Grade
    • Air Cleaner: [ ] Single element air cleaners [ ] Dual element air cleaners [ ] Heavy duty air cleaners
    • Starting Aids: [ ] 220V 50 Hz Jacket Water Heater
    • Batteries: [ ] Standard (1400 CCA) [ ] Heavy Duty (2800 CCA)
  • Crankcase System
    • Ventilation system
    • No explosion relief valves
    • Explosion relief valves
  • Alternators
    • Temperature Rise (over 40°C ambient): [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C
  • Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Flanges
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Exhaust offset
    • Clean emission parts
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Flexible fittings
    • Mufflers
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Elbows
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
  • Fuel System
    • Primary Fuel Filter
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric
  • General
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • UL 2200 package
    • US aid emblem
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit Breaker rating: [ ] 2000A [ ] 2500A [ ] 3200A [ ] 4000A
    • Circuit breaker operation: [ ] Electrical
    • Power Termination: [ ] Bus Bar [ ] Circuit Breaker
    • Circuit breaker trip unit: [ ] LSI [ ] LSIG [ ] LSIG-P
  • Generators And Attachments
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • 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
    • 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
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Generator conversion
    • Low / medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Low / medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Space heater
  • Extended Service Contract (esc)
    • Extended Service Contract (ESC): [ ] 2 Year [ ] 3 Year [ ] 5 Year
  • Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
  • Lubrication System
    • Prelube pumps
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
  • Mounting System
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators
  • Power Connections
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
    • Rear power connections
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Left side power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
  • Special Tests / Reports
    • Generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Standard engine test charge
    • OSHPD certification
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • IBC certification
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Starting And Charging
    • Electric starting motors
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Engine barring device
    • Starter cover
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Air starting motors
  • Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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Engine Model
3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Voltage
380 to 480 Volts
Maximum Rating
1750 ekW
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