3516B Generator Set

Overview

The 3516B 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
Certifications
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • Eurasian Conformity
  • Telecommunication Lab of China
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
Certifications
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • Eurasian Conformity
  • Telecommunication Lab of China
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

Engine Specifications

Bore
6.69in
Displacement (HD)
4764.73in3
Stroke (HD)
8.46in
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Engine Model
3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Displacement - Std
4210.64in³
Stroke - Standard
7.48in
Compression Ratio
15.5:1
Governor Type
Adem™3
Exhaust Flange Size
203.2 mm (8.0 in)
Air Inlet
Single element canister style with service indicator
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Bore
6.69in
Displacement - HD
4764.73in³
Stroke - HD
8.46in
Air Inlet
Single element canister style with service indicator
Exhaust Flange Size
203.2 mm (8.0 in)
Stroke
8.46in
Displacement
4764.73in

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
2000 kVA
Maximum Rating
2500 kVA
Voltage
380 to 415 Volts
Frequency
50 Hz
Speed
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime, Continuous
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel, Low Emissions
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Height - Maximum
90in

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
98.2in
Length - Maximum
247.3in
Width - Maximum
90in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
34250lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

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

Optional Equipment:

  • Control System
    • EMCP4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom
  • Engine Options
    • Starting Aids: 220V 50 Hz Jacket Water Heater
    • Batteries: [ ] Standard (1400 CCA) [ ] Heavy Duty (2800 CCA)
    • Starting Motors: [ ] Standard [ ] Heavy Duty
    • Air Cleaner: [ ] Single element air cleaners [ ] Dual element air cleaners [ ] Heavy duty air cleaners
    • Muffler: Industrial Grade
    • Battery Charger: [ ] 10A [ ] 20A [ ] 35A
  • Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
  • Cooling System
    • Coolant
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
  • 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
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit Breaker rating: [ ] 2000A [ ] 2500A [ ] 3200A [ ] 4000A
    • Power Termination: Busbar, Circuit Breaker
    • Circuit breaker trip unit: [ ] LSI [ ] LSIG [ ] LSIG-P
  • Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Clean emission parts
    • Exhaust offset
    • Elbows
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Flexible fittings
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Mufflers
    • Flanges
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or Electric
    • Primary Fuel Filter
  • Extended Service Contract (esc)
    • Extended Service Contract (ESC): [ ] 2 Year [ ] 3 Year [ ] 5 Year
  • General
    • US aid emblem
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
  • Generators And Attachments
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
  • Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and Thermocouples
  • Lubrication System
    • Prelube pumps
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
  • Mounting System
    • IBC vibration isolators
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
  • Power Connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Rear power connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
  • Special Tests / Reports
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • OSHPD certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • IBC certification
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
  • Starting And Charging
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Electric starting motors
    • Starter cover
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Engine barring device
    • Air starting motors
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
  • Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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