3608

3608 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Diesel Generator Sets
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Overview

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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
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 Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products
Full Range of Attachments
Full Range of Attachments
  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation
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
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 Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products
Full Range of Attachments
Full Range of Attachments
  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation

Engine Specifications

Bore
11in
Displacement
1127in3
Stroke
11.8in
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Engine Model
3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Total Displacement
9064in³
Compression Ratio
13:01
Governor Type
Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Bore
11in
Displacement
9064in³
Stroke
11.8in
Fuel System
9064in³

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1830 ekW
Maximum Rating
2660 ekW
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
720 & 900 rpm
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime, Continuous

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
404in
Width - Maximum
99.62in
Height - Maximum
156.6in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
91050lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Turbocharger, watercooled (720 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Cooling System
    • Engine coolant water drains
    • Water temperature regulator
    • Jacket water thermostats
  • Exhaust System
    • Includes adapter, Flexible exhaust fitting
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Simplex or Duplex
  • Generator System
    • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer
  • Governor System
    • UG Actuator
  • Lube System
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
    • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication & oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Mounting System
    • Engine and generator mounting
    • Damper, torsional vibration
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Air silencer
    • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
    • Vane type air starter
    • Line group for single point custom connection
  • General:
    • Gear driven pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket water, Aftercooler / Oil cooler water
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Heavy duty air cleaner
    • Air inlet adapter
    • Boost control valve
    • Air cleaner louver assembly
    • Vertical support bracket
    • Soot filter
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary water pump
    • Heating aids
    • Cooling system aids
    • Expansion tank
  • Exhaust System
    • Weld flange and related hardware
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
    • Fuel system connections
  • Generator System
    • Class F insulation
    • Anti-condensation space heaters
    • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Busbar connections
  • Governor System
    • Battery backup / Power supply
    • 2301 A load share
    • Electronic / actuators
    • Digital programmers
    • EGB actuator
    • 723 Plus
  • Lube System
    • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
    • Oil pan drain valve
  • Mounting System
    • Spring type vibration isolator
    • Non-vertically restrained
    • Vertically restrained
    • Isolator
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Compressed air flex hose
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors

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Engine Model
3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Maximum Rating
2660 ekW
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Engine Model
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Voltage
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Maximum Rating
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C1.5 (60 Hz) Diesel Generator Sets

Engine Model
Cat® C1.5
Voltage
110 to 415 Volts
Maximum Rating
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