3516C Generator Set

Overview

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Design Criteria
Design Criteria The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.
Cat Diesel Engine
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
  • Generator
    Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • EMCP Control Panel
    EMCP Control Panel The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further...
    Single-Source Supplier
    Single-Source Supplier Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available
    World Wide Product Support
    World Wide Product Support Cat Dealers provide extensive post sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Cat® SOSSM program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of u...
    Seismic Certification
    Seismic Certification
  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • UL 2200 / CSA - Optional
    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional
  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Design Criteria
    Design Criteria The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.
    Cat Diesel Engine
    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
  • Generator
    Generator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • EMCP Control Panel
    EMCP Control Panel The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.
    Single-Source Supplier
    Single-Source Supplier Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available
    World Wide Product Support
    World Wide Product Support Cat Dealers provide extensive post sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Cat® SOSSM program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products.
    Seismic Certification
    Seismic Certification
  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • UL 2200 / CSA - Optional
    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional
  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Engine Specifications

    Bore
    6.69in
    Stroke (HD)
    8.46in
    Aspiration
    TA
    Fuel System
    Electronic unit injection
    Engine Model
    3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
    Stroke - Standard
    7.48in
    Compression Ratio
    14.7:1
    Governor Type
    Adem™3
    Aspiration
    TA
    Fuel System
    Electronic unit injection
    Bore
    6.69in
    Stroke - HD
    8.46in

    Generator Set Specifications

    Minimum Rating
    1650 ekW
    Maximum Rating
    2500 ekW
    Voltage
    220 to 13800 volts
    Frequency
    60 Hz
    Speed
    1800 rpm
    Emissions/Fuel Strategy
    U.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2
    Height - Maximum
    101.2in

    Generator Set Dimensions

    Height - Maximum
    118.5in
    Length - Maximum
    277in
    Width - Maximum
    101.2in

    Standard/Optional Features

    Standard Equipment:

    • Air Inlet System
      • Air Cleaner; single element canister type
    • Air Inlet
      • Air Cleaner
    • Control Panels
      • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for: Low oil pressure - High coolant temperature - Overspeed - Emergency stop - Failure to start (overcrank) - Low coolant temperature - Low coolant level -
      • Controls: Speed adjust - Auto / start / stop control - Engine cool-down timer - Engine cycle crank - Alarm acknowledge - Lamp test - Load histogram feature - PLC functionality - Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
      • Generator mounted - rear facing
      • EMCP 4.2B
      • Number of I/O varies on options selected: 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A) - 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C) - 1 programmable digital outputs
      • Text alarm / event descriptions
      • Emergency stop pushbutton
      • Digital indication for: RPM - DC volts - Operating hours - 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)
      • 24 Volt DC operation
      • 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
      • Programmable protective relaying functions: Generator phase sequence - Over/Under voltage (27/59) - Over/Under Frequency (81 o/u) - Reverse Power (kW) (32) - Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV) - Overcurrent (50/51)
      • Communications: Customer data link (Modbus RTU) - Accessory module data link - Serial annunciator module data link - Cat Connect - 3 Analog inputs - 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
      • Environmental sealed front face
    • Cooling
      • Package mounted radiator
    • Exhaust
      • Exhaust flange outlet
    • Fuel
      • Fuel priming pump
      • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
      • Secondary fuel filter
    • Generator
      • IP23 Protection
      • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • Power Termination
      • Bus Bar
    • Cooling System
      • ATAAC - 3516E Package radiators shipped installed
      • Certified standard PGS provided
    • Control Panel
      • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
    • Exhaust System
      • Dry exhaust manifold
      • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    • Fuel System
      • Secondary fuel filters
      • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
      • Fuel priming pump
      • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • General
      • Right hand servicing
      • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
      • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
      • SAE Standard rotation
      • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black
    • Generator And Attachments
      • 6 lead
      • High Voltage:
      • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime / 130C standby)
      • Internal excitation
      • Winding temperature detectors
      • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
      • Winding temperature detectors
      • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
      • Medium Voltage:
      • Permanent magne
      • NEMA standard hole pattern
      • Form wound
      • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
      • Form wound
      • Random wound
      • Winding temperature detectors
      • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
      • Low Voltage:
      • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
      • Anti condensation space heater
      • NEMA standard hole pattern
      • Form wound
    • Governing System
      • ADEM A3
    • Literature
      • English
    • Lubrication System
      • Fumes disposal
      • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
      • Oil drain lines and valve
      • Fumes disposal
      • Lubricating oil
      • Integral lube oil cool
      • Gear type lube oil pump
    • Mounting System
      • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
      • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
      • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Starting System
      • 45 Amp charging alternator
      • 45 Amp charging alternator
      • 24 Volt electric starting motor
      • Battery disconnect switch
      • Battery and battery rack w/cables

    Optional Equipment:

    • Control System
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCB 4.4
    • Exhaust
      • Exhaust mufflers
    • Air Inlet System
      • Dual element air cleaner
      • Single element filter
    • Generator
      • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
      • Anti-condensation heater
      • Oversize and premium generators
    • Cooling System
      • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
      • Water level switch gauges
      • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
      • Optional installed radiators
      • Coolant
      • Standard ambient radiators
    • Power Termination
      • Circuit breakers, UL listed
      • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
    • Crankcase System
      • Explosion relief valves
      • Ventilation system
      • No explosion relief valves
    • Control Panels
      • Digital I/O module
      • Load share module
      • Remote monitoring software
      • EMCP (4.2) (4.3) (4.4)
      • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    • Exhaust System
      • Y-Adapters
      • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
      • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
      • Flanges
      • Exhaust offset
      • Flange and exhaust expanders
      • Mufflers
      • Clean emission parts
      • Flexible fittings
      • Tier 4 clean emissions module
      • Elbows
    • Mounting
      • Spring-type vibration isolator
      • IBC isolators
      • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
    • Fuel System
      • Primary Fuel Filter
      • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or Electric
    • Starting/charging
      • Battery chargers
      • Jacket water heater
      • Air starting motor with control and silencer
      • Charging alternator
      • Oversize batteries
      • Heavy-duty starting system
    • General
      • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
      • US aid emblem
      • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
      • CSA Certification
      • EEC Declaration of Conformity
      • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
      • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
      • UL 2200 package
      • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
      • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
      • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
      • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • Generators And Attachments
      • Thermostate for space heater
      • Generator conversion
      • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
      • Space heater kits
      • Alternator air cleaner
      • 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
      • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
      • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
      • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
      • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Instrumentation
      • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    • Lubrication System
      • Prelube pumps
      • Oil level regulator
      • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Mounting System
      • IBC vibration isolators
      • Puck style low efficiency isolators
      • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Power Connections
      • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
      • Neutral ground connections
      • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
      • Left side power connections
      • Right side power connections
      • Rear power connections
      • Low voltage circuit breakers
      • Center post busbar
    • Special Tests / Reports
      • Fuel consumption test
      • Standard engine test charge
      • OSHPD certification
      • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
      • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
      • IBC certification
      • Generator set fuel consumption test
      • Torsional vibration analysis reports
      • Generator test report
      • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • Starting And Charging System
      • Air pressure regulator
      • Jacket water heaters
      • Air starting motors
      • Electric starting motors
      • Starter cover
      • Engine barring device
      • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
      • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Extended Service Coverage
      • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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