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3516C Generator Set

1650 - 2500 ekW Diesel Generator Set

Producing reliable power from 1825 to 2500 ekW at 60 Hz, our 3516C diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The 3516C generator sets are U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), Low Fuel Consumption certified.

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    Benefits

    Over 4,000,000,000 Global Operating Hours

    Proven performance in heavy-duty applications

    Over 200,000 Shipped

    Since 1981, leading the large engine market

    BMEP 17% Lower Than Other Brands

    Provides great block load capability and durability

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    • Engine Specifications
      Aspiration
      TA
      Bore
      6.69 in
      Compression Ratio
      14.7:1
      Displacement
      4764.73 in
      Engine Model
      3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
      Fuel System
      Electronic unit injection
      Governor Type
      Adem3
      Stroke
      7.48 in
      Stroke - HD
      8.46 in
    • Generator Set Dimensions
      Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
      38780 lb
      Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
      35880 lb
      Height - Maximum
      118.5 in
      Height - Minimum
      116.5 in
      Length - Maximum
      295.1 in
      Length - Minimum
      284.6 in
      Width - Maximum
      101.2 in
      Width - Minimum
      93.7 in
    • Generator Set Specifications
      Duty Cycle
      Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
      Emissions/Fuel Strategy
      U.S. EPA Cert., Tier 2
      Frequency
      60 Hz
      Maximum Rating
      2500 ekW
      Minimum Rating
      1650 ekW
      Prime Power Rating
      2250/2045/1825 ekW
      Speed
      1800 rpm
      Standby Rating
      2500/2250/2000 ekW
      Voltage
      380 to 13800 Volts
    Air Inlet System
    • Air cleaner; single element canister type
    Cooling
    • Package mounted radiator
    Exhaust
    • Exhaust flange outlet
    Control Panels
    • Communications:
    • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • 1 Programmable digital outputs
    • Auto/start/stop control -
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • 24 Volt DC operation
    • Controls:
    • Generator set packages include Caterpillar's voltage regulator (IVR). IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • Cat connect
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Text alarm/event descriptions
    • Overcurrent (50 / 51)
    • Accessory module data link
    • Cat ECS 100
    • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • Speed adjust
    • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • Load histogram feature
    • Lamp test
    • PLC functionality
    • Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Digital indication for:
    • Operating hours
    • RPM
    • DC volts
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • Coolant temperature
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent)
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • Power factor (per phase & average)
    • kW-hr (total)
    • kVAr-hr (total)
    • High coolant temperature
    • Overspeed
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • Emergency stop
    • Low oil pressure
    • Low coolant level
    • Low coolant temperature
    • Programmable protective relaying functions:
    • Over/under frequency (81 o/u)
    • Generator phase sequence
    • Over/under voltage (27 / 59)
    • Reverse power (kW) (32)
    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
    • Cat ECS Genset controller
    Cooling System
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    Exhaust System
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    • Dry exhaust manifold
    Fuel System
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel priming pump
    General
    • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • Paint - Caterpillar yellow except rails and radiators gloss black
    • SAE standard rotation
    Generator and Attachments
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
    • Low voltage:
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • Medium voltage:
    • Anti-condensation space heater
    • 6 Lead
    • Random wound
    • Form wound
    • NEMA Class H insulation system, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime / 150C standby)
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
    • Internal excitation (IE)
    • 3 Phase brushless, Salient pole
    • High voltage:
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
    Governing System
    • ADEM A3
    Literature
    • Parts book
    Lubrication System
    • Lubricating oil
    • Fumes disposal
    • Integral lube oil cool
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Gear type lube oil pump
    Mounting System
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts - shipped loose
    • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting
    Starting System
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • 45 Amp Charging alternator
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables
    Control System
    • EMCP 4.4
    Exhaust
    • Exhaust mufflers
    Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
    Generator
    • Excitation: [ ] Permanent magnet excitation (PMG) Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Anti-condensation heater
    Cooling System
    • Coolant
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
    Crankcase System
    • Explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system
    • No explosion relief valves
    Control Panels
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/O module
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    • Remote monitoring software
    Mounting
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
    • IBC isolators
    Exhaust System
    • Y Adapters
    • Flexible fittings
    • Exhaust offset
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Elbows
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Flanges
    • Mufflers
    • Clean emission parts
    Starting/Charging
    • Oversize batteries
    • Battery chargers
    • Charging alternator
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer
    • Heavy duty starting system
    Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter
    General
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • UL 2200 package
    • CSA Certification
    • EEC Declaration of Conformity
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
    • US aid emblem
    • Enclosures: Sound attenuated, weather protective
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • 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
    Generators and Attachments
    • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • Thermostat for space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • 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
    • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater kit
    • Alternator air cleaner
    Instrumentation
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    Lubrication System
    • Oil level regulator
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Prelube pumps
    Mounting System
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators
    Power Connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Center post busbars
    • Right side power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Rear power connections
    • Low voltage Circuit breakers
    Special Tests / Reports
    • IBC Certification
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Generator test report
    • PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • OSHPD Certification
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    Starting and Charging
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Starter cover
    • Air starting motors
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp Battery chargers
    • Electric starting motors
    • Jacket water heaters
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Engine barring device
    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage