3516B Generator Set

Overview

The 3516B diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 1750 to 2500 kVA at 50 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Our integrated control system 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. It’s not just quality that matters but customization, choose from a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our 3516B generator sets are developed for such prerequisites, so that you can meet your specific power needs.

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
  • IBC seismic certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • 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
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
  • IBC seismic certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • 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

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
14.0:1
Governor Type
Adem™3
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Bore
6.69in
Displacement - HD
4764.73in³
Stroke - HD
8.46in
Stroke
7.48in
Displacement
69in

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1750 kVA
Maximum Rating
2250 kVA
Voltage
380 to 11000 Volts
Frequency
50 Hz
Speed
1500 rpm
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel, Low Emissions
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
93.2in
Length - Maximum
6377in
Width - Maximum
90in
Length - Minimum
233.4in
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
31900lb
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
40320lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air cleaner; single element canister type
  • Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator
  • Exhaust
    • Exhaust flange outlet
  • Fuel
    • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
    • Secondary fuel filter
  • Generator
    • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • IP23 Protection
  • Power Termination
    • Busbar
  • Control Panels
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • DC Volts
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Customizable screens
    • Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C
    • Text alarm/event descriptions
    • Speed adjust
    • 1 Programmable digital outputs
    • Overspeed - Emergency stop
    • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • Emergency stop - Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • kW-hr (total) - kVAr-hr (total)
    • Cat Connect
    • Load histogram feature
    • RPM - DC volts
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Coolant temperature
    • Operating hours
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • IVR includes:
    • Low coolant temperature
    • Reactive droop capability
    • Generator set packages include Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator
    • Digital indication for:
    • KVAR/PF modes
    • Lamp test
    • Controls:
    • PLC functionality
    • 0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • Low coolant level
    • 3 Analog inputs
    • Reverse power (kW) (32)
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Over / under voltage (2 7/ 59)
    • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
    • RFI suppression
    • 3 Phase voltage sensing
    • EMCP 4.2B
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • Auto/start/stop control
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • Min / max exciter
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Low oil pressure
    • Accessory module data link
    • High coolant temperature
    • Warning / shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • Communications:
    • Overcurrent (50 / 51)
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Control Panel
    • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
  • Cooling System
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry exhaust manifold
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)
  • Fuel System
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Fuel priming pump
  • General
    • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • SAE Standard rotation
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
  • Generator And Attachments
    • Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Form wound - Permanent magnet
    • Anti condensation Space Heater
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • 6 Leads
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
    • Form wound
    • Internal excitation
    • NEMA Class H insulation
    • Low Voltage:
    • Random wound
    • High voltage:
    • Medium 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
    • Permanent magnet
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Governing System
    • ADEM A3
  • Literature
    • English
  • Lubrication System
    • Fumes disposal
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Lubricating oil
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Mounting System
    • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Starting System
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • 45 Amp charging alternator

Optional Equipment:

  • Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • Exhaust
    • Exhaust mufflers
  • Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
  • Generator
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
    • Anti-condensation heater
    • Internal excitation (IE)
  • Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Coolant
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
  • Crankcase System
    • Ventilation system
    • Explosion relief valves
    • No explosion relief valves
  • Control Panels
    • Remote monitoring software
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/ O module
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
  • Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Elbows
    • Mufflers
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Clean emission parts
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Exhaust offset
    • Flexible fittings
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Flanges
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
  • Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric
  • Starting/charging
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer
    • Charging alternator
    • Oversize batteries
    • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Generators And Attachments
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
  • Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
  • General
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • US aid emblem
    • EEC Declaration of Conformity
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • CSA Certification
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
    • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
    • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
    • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
    • UL 2200 package
  • Lubrication System
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
    • Prelube pumps
  • Mounting System
    • IBC vibration isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
  • Mounting
    • IBC isolators
  • Power Connections
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Right side power connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Rear power connections
    • Left side power connections
  • Special Tests / Reports
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Fuel consumption test
    • IBC certification
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • generator test report
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • OSHPD certification
  • Starting And Charging
    • Air starting motors
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Starter cover
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Electric starting motors
    • Engine barring device
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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Engine Model
3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Voltage
380 to 11000 Volts
Maximum Rating
2250 kVA
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