C32 (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging

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Producing reliable power from 910 kVA to 1500 kVA at 50 Hz, our C32 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Our integrated control system keeps you connected through on-site and remote monitoring options. We offer easy-to-use EMCP control panel options, combining your management and diagnostic tools in one. The EMCP 4.4 controller provides multi-generator set paralleling capability, giving you the ability to add generator sets to match your growing power requirements. Browse a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Our C32 generator sets are made for demands, so you can make yours. broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging to fit unique spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Even extend the safety of your operation with UL 2200 and CSA certified package options. Our C32 generator sets are made for demands, so you can make yours.

Generator Set Specifications

  • Minimum Rating 910 kVA 910 kVA
  • Maximum Rating 1500 kVA 1500 kVA
  • Voltage 220 to 4160 220 to 4160
  • Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
  • Speed 1500 RPM 1500 RPM

Generator Set Configurations

  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions

Engine Specifications

  • Engine Model C32 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel C32 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
  • Bore 145 mm (5.71 in) 145 mm (5.71 in)
  • Displacement 32.1 L (1958.86 in3) 32.1 L (1958.86 in3)
  • Stroke 162 mm (6.38 in) 162 mm (6.38 in)
  • Compression Ratio 15.0:1 15.0:1
  • Aspiration TA TA
  • Governor Type Adem™A4 Adem™A4
  • Fuel System MEUI MEUI
  • Exhaust Flange Size - Internal Diameter 203.2 mm (8.0 in) 203.2 mm (8.0 in)
  • Air Inlet Single element canister style with service indicator Single element canister style with service indicator

C32 (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Single element canister type with service indicator

Control Panel

  • Control Features
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • Communications
  • Programmable Protective Relaying Functions
  • Digital Indicators
  • Warning Shutdowns

Cooling System

  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
  • Low coolant level sensor
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Fan and belt guards

Exhaust System

  • 203mm (8in) ID round flanged outlet
  • Exhaust manifold - Dry

Fuel System

  • Fuel priming pump
  • Fuel cooler
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Primary fuel filter with water separator


  • Caterpillar Yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
  • RH Service
  • SAE Standard Rotation
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE

Generators and Attachments

  • 3 phase brushless
  • Reactive droop
  • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
  • Internal Excitation
  • Permanent magnet
  • Integrated voltage regulator (IVR)
  • Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient
  • Salient pole
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • 6 Lead
  • NEMA Class H insulation
  • IEC standard hole pattern

Governing System

  • ADEM(tm) A4

Lube System

  • Fumes disposal
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Integral lube oil cooler
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick

Mounting System

  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
  • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting

Power Termination

  • Busbar

Starting / Charging System

  • 45 amp charging alternator
  • Battery, rack and cables
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • 24-volt electric starting motor

C32 (50 Hz) with Upgradeable Packaging Optional Equipment

Control System

  • Expansion I/O module
  • EMCP (4.2) (4.3) (4.4)
  • Remote monitoring software
  • Local annunciator module
  • Remote annunciator module

Engine System

  • Heavy duty electric starting motors
  • Muffler (industrial grade)
  • Jacket water heater
  • Dual element air cleaners
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (90% efficient)
  • Battery Charger (10A)
  • Heavy Duty Batteries
  • Exhaust guards / shields
  • Heavy duty air cleaners
  • Spring type anti-vibration mounts (95% efficient)
  • Radiator duct flange

Extended Service Contract

  • 2 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)
  • 3 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)
  • 5 Year Extended Service Contract (ESC)


  • Generator stator and bearing temperature monitoring & protection
  • Anti-condensation heaters
  • Temperature Rise over 40°C ambient: [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C
  • Excitation: [ ] Permanent Magnet Excited (PM) [ ] Internally Excited (IE)
  • Winding: [ ] Random [ ] Random with coastal insulation [ ] Form

Power Termination

  • Circuit breaker, 100% Rated, UL Listed (fully rated)
  • Bus bars
  • Circuit breaker, IEC listed (fully rated)

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
  • Five new 50 Hz low-emissions standby power ratings

    New power ratings for Cat� 3516C diesel gensets will help customers in Western Europe and other global markets specify solutions that meet power needs and emissions targets with more precision. Three low-NOx, 50-Hz power ratings of 2,250 kVA, 2,500 kVA and 2,750 kVA have been designed for use in regulated emissions environments and applications. Two additional 50-Hz ratings of 3,000 kVA and 3,125 kVA with certification to U.S. EPA Tier 2 emissions regulations are also now available. These gensets supply reliable backup power from an optimally sized engine that enables lower costs for transportation, installation, maintenance, and ancillary enclosures.

  • Designed to meet the NFPA power restoration requirement for Level 1 systems and accept 100 percent block load in one step
  • Meets ISO 8528-5 G3 requirements for steady state and load acceptance
  • Available with a low- or high-voltage frame alternator that enables quick load acceptance through exceptional motor starting capabilities to eliminate need to oversize genset due to motor starting requirements.
  • Uses the field-proven Cat ADEM� A3 engine control module, which integrates all engine functions including ignition, governing, air-fuel ratio control, and engine protection
  • Cat 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.

    Design Criteria

    The generator set meets transient response and block loading steps as per ISO 8528-5.


    Reduce total site preparation, transportation and installation costs in less overall space. The Cat� 3516E diesel genset with a new 2,750 ekW rating for 60 Hz standby applications can help improve your return on investment with industry-leading power density. It is the latest in Cat 3500 Series, designed your specific site requirements. This newly rated Cat 3516E generator set offers reliable backup power from a footprint of 220.8 square feet, saving up to 12 percent of installed space when compared with competing generator sets at similar ratings

    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

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