The line of G3500 engines brings versatility, uptime, and low operating cost to your gas compression operation. They are equipped with ADEM A3 technology that enables highest performance and safety while maintaining low emissions. Ideal applications for G3500 engines include gas lift, gas gathering, and wellhead gas compression. The Cat G3516J gas engines are rated at 1029 bkW (1380 bhp) @ 1400 rpm and are NSPS site compliant capable with customer-provided air-fuel ratio control and aftertreatment.

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Engine Specifications
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Minimum Rating 1380.0 BHP 1029.0 bkW
Emissions U.S. EPA Spark Ignited Stationary NSPS emissions U.S. EPA Spark Ignited Stationary NSPS emissions
Aspiration Turbocharged-2 Stage aftercooled Turbocharged-2 Stage aftercooled
Oil Change Interval 1000 hrs 1000 hrs
Stroke 7.5 in 190.0 mm
Bore 6.7 in 170.0 mm
Maximum Rating 1380.0 BHP 1029.0 bkW
Combustion Lean Burn Lean Burn
Governor Electronic (ADEM A3) Electronic (ADEM A3)
Lube Oil System 423 L (112 gal) 423 L (112 gal)
Displacement 4211.0 in³ 69.0 l

Engine Design

- Proven reliability and durability - Ability to burn a wide spectrum of gaseous fuels - Robust diesel strength design prolongs life and lowers owning and operating costs - Broad operating speed range


Meets U.S. EPA Spark Ignited Stationary NSPS Emissions for 2010

Lean Burn Engine Technology

Lean-burn engines operate with large amounts of excess air. The excess air absorbs heat during combustion reducing the combustion temperature and pressure, greatly reducing levels of NOx. Lean-burn design also provides longer component life and excellent fuel consumption.

Advanced Digital Engine Management

ADEM A3 control system providing integrated ignition, speed governing, protection, and controls, including detonation-sensitive variable ignition timing. ADEM A3 has improved: user interface, display system, shutdown controls, and system diagnostics.

Ease of Operation

Side covers on block allow for inspection of internal components

Full Range of Attachments

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachments reduces packaging time


Every engine is full-load tested to ensure proper engine performance.

Gas Engine Rating Pro

GERP is a web-based program designed to provide site performance capabilities for Cat® natural gas engines for the gas compression industry. GERP provides engine data for your site's altitude, ambient temperature, fuel, engine coolant heat rejection, performance data, installation drawings, spec sheets, and pump curves.

Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer

More than 2,200 dealer outlets Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service every aspect of your petroleum engine Cat parts and labor warranty Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore- failure optionsS•O•SSM program matches your oil and coolant samples against Caterpillar set standards to determine: - Internal engine component condition - Presence of unwanted fluids - Presence of combustion by-products - Site-specific oil change interval

Over 60 Years of Gas Engine Manufacturing Experience

Over 60 years of natural gas engine production Ownership of these manufacturing processes enables Caterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products. - Cast engine blocks, heads, cylinder liners, and flywheel housings - Machine critical components - Assemble complete engine

G3516J Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
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  • Axial flow air cleaners
  • Single element canister type with service indicator

G3516J Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
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  • Remote air inlet adapters
  • Rain Shield