3516C Tier 4 Final

Overview

The 3516C HD 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 engines are certified to the US EPA Tier 4 Final emissions levels. 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
  • IBC seismic certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval
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
  • OSHPD pre-approval
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
3516C HD, ATAAC, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
14.7:1
Governor Type
ADEM™A4
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Bore
6.69in
Displacement - HD
4764.73in³
Stroke - HD
8.46in
Stroke
8.46in
Displacement
78in

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1650 ekW
Maximum Rating
2500 ekW
Voltage
480 to 13800 Volts
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
1800 rpm
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
U.S. EPA Certified
Height - Maximum
101.2in
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
118.9in
Length - Maximum
277in
Width - Maximum
101.2in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
40280lb
Length - Minimum
267.6in
Width - Minimum
93.7in
Height - Minimum
116.7in
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
37200lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaner; single element canister type
  • Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator
  • Exhaust
    • Exhaust flange outlet
  • Control Panels
    • Generator phase sequence
    • 1 Programmable digital outputs
    • KAR / PF modes
    • Low coolant temperature
    • PLC functionality
    • Generator mounted - Rear facing
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Generator set packages include:
    • Auto / start / stop control
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • High coolant temperature
    • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • 0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Low coolant level
    • Operating hours
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
    • RFI suppression
    • Emergency stop
    • Digital indication for:
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • Min / max exciter
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • Load histogram feature
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • Overcurrent (50/51)
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
    • Lamp test
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • Cat Connect
    • kW-hr (total) - kVAr-hr (total)
    • Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Communications:
    • Over / Under frequency (81 o/u)
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Controls:
    • Overspeed
    • IVR includes reactive droop capability
    • Low oil pressure
    • RPM
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Text alarm / event descriptions
    • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • Controls: Speed adjust
    • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • High coolant temperature
    • Accessory module data link
    • Customizable screens
    • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • Caterpillar' s Voltage Regulator
    • Programmable protective relaying functions
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • Over / under voltage (27/59)
    • DC volts
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Engine cycle crank
    • 3 Phase voltage sensing
    • Coolant temperature
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • Reverse power (kW) (32)
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • 3 Analog inputs
  • Fuel
    • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Generator
    • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
    • IP23 Protection
  • Power Termination
    • Busbar
  • Control Panel
    • EMCP 4 Genset Controller
  • 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
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • General
    • Right hand servicing
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
    • Paint - Caterpillar Yellow except rails and radiators gloss black
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • SAE Standard rotation
  • Generator And Attachments
    • Form wound
    • High Voltage:
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
    • Low Voltage: Random wound - Internal Excitation - Winding temperature detectors - NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby) - Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry - NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Permanent magne
    • Medium Voltage:
    • 6 lead
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • Permanent magnet
    • Anti condensation space heater
    • Winding temperature detectors
  • Governing System
    • ADEM A3
  • Literature
    • English
  • Lubrication System
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Gear type lube oil pump
    • Fumes disposal
    • Lubricating oil
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • 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
    • 45 Amp charging alternator
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • Battery disconnect switch

Optional Equipment:

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

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