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Overview

Producing reliable power from 2000 kVA to 2500 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3516C diesel generator sets are made to match your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications, and meet our quality standards. We've engineered each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Industry leading innovation means our Tier 4 Interim models have emissions reduced up to 90 percent — it's technology that has benefits beyond today. Seismic certification is also available for select models, maintaining power after unexpected disturbances. The integrated control system, including ATS and switchgear, ensures a consistent power supply and connection to your fleet through on-site and remote monitoring options. Our EMCP 4 control panel provides flexible options, with a user-friendly interface, putting 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 provide expanded capacity and generator set redundancy to match your requirements. No two power needs are the same, which is why we offer a broad range of accessories and bolt-on system expansion attachments. Find flexible packaging options to work with your spatial requirements and environmental conditions. Even select from UL 2200 and CSA certified package options for added safety. Our 3516C generator sets are built to take on power challenges — customize them to take on yours.

Generator Set Configurations

  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), Low Fuel Consumption U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards), Low Fuel Consumption

Engine Specifications

  • Engine Model 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
  • Compression Ratio 14.7:1 14.7:1
  • Aspiration TA TA
  • Governor Type Adem™3 Adem™3
  • Fuel System Electronic unit injection Electronic unit injection
  • Bore 6.69 in 170.0 mm
  • Stroke - HD 8.46 in 215.0 mm
  • Stroke - Standard 7.48 in 190.0 mm

Generator Set Specifications

  • Minimum Rating 2500 kVA 2500 kVA
  • Maximum Rating 2750 kVA 2750 kVA
  • Voltage 220 to 13800 volts 220 to 13800 volts
  • Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
  • Speed 1500 RPM 1500 RPM
  • Height - Maximum 118.3 in 3004.0 mm
  • Length - Maximum 279.3 in 7095.0 mm
  • Width - Maximum 108.9 in 2767.0 mm

3516C (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air Cleaner; single element canister type

Control System

  • High coolant temperature
  • Overspeed
  • Emergency stop
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Low coolant leve
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Over / under voltage (27/59)
  • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
  • Reverse power (kW) (32)
  • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
  • Overcurrent (50/51)
  • Communications:
  • Accessory module data link
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • Cat Connect
  • 3 Analog inputs
  • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
  • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
  • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • 1 Programmable digital outputs

Cooling System

  • Min / max exciter
  • Limiter and exciter diode monitor
  • Certified standard PGS provided
  • ATAAC - 3516E Package radiators shipped installed

Exhaust System

  • Controls:
  • Speed adjust
  • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)

Fuel System

  • Auto / start / stop control
  • Engine cool
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • Secondary fuel filter

General

  • Lamp test
  • Load histogram feature
  • PLC functionality
  • Customizable screens
  • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
  • Right hand servicing
  • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
  • SAE Standard rotation

Generator and Attachments

  • 0 True RMS AC metering
  • 3 Phase
  • +/- 2% accuracy
  • Digital indication for:
  • RPM
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • 6 lead
  • 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
  • Medium Voltage:
  • Form wound
  • Permanent magnet
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
  • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
  • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • High Voltage:
  • Form wound
  • Permanent magnet
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Anti condensation space heater
  • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime / 130C standby)

Governing System

  • DC volts
  • ADEM A3

Literature

  • Operating hours
  • English

Lubrication System

  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • Coolant temperature
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Power Factor (per phase & average
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump
  • Integral lube oil cool
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Fumes disposal

Mounting System

  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • Rails - engine / generator / radiator mounting
  • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)

Starting System

  • kW-hr (total)
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for: Low oil pressure - High coolant temperature - Overspeed - Emergency stop - Failure to start (overcrank) - Low coolant temperature - Low coolant level -
  • Low oil pressure
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • Battery disconnect switch

3516C (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

Control System

  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4

Air Inlet System

  • Single element filter
  • Dual element air cleaner

Cooling System

  • Standard ambient radiators
  • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
  • Optional installed radiators
  • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Coolant

Crankcase System

  • No explosion relief valves
  • Explosion relief valves
  • Ventilation system

Exhaust System

  • Elbows
  • Flange and exhaust expanders
  • Flanges
  • Flexible fittings
  • Y-Adapters
  • Mufflers
  • Exhaust offset
  • Tier 4 clean emissions module
  • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
  • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
  • Clean emission parts

Fuel System

  • Primary Fuel Filter
  • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric

General

  • US aid emblem
  • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)

Generators and Attachments

  • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
  • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
  • Space heater
  • Generator conversion
  • Thermostate for space heater
  • Alternator air cleaner
  • Differential current transformers (DCT)
  • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes

Instrumentation

  • Pyrometer and thermocouples

Lubrication System

  • Lube oil in standard sump
  • Oil level regulator
  • 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
  • Center post busbar
  • Right side power connections
  • Left side power connections
  • Rear power connections
  • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
  • Low voltage circuit breakers

Special Tests / Reports

  • Canadian Standards Association certification
  • IBC certification
  • OSHPD certification
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Standard engine test charge
  • generator test report
  • Fuel consumption test
  • Generator set fuel consumption test
  • Torsional vibration analysis reports

Starting and Charging

  • Engine barring device
  • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
  • Electric starting motors
  • Air starting motors
  • Starter cover
  • Air pressure regulator
  • Jacket water heaters

Extended Service Coverage

  • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

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

  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • 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.

    Seismic Certification

  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • Design Criteria

    The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional

  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Single-Source Supplier

    Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

    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 Cat® SOSSM program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products.

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