The 3516E diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your continuous, standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Producing reliable power (3000-3500 kVA at 50 Hz), each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. The generator is certified Tier 2 Equivalent, US EPA Stationary Emergency / Low NOx (1/2 TA Luft).

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Generator Set Specifications
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Minimum Rating 3000 kVA 3000 kVA
Maximum Rating 3500 kVA 3500 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Tier 2 Equivalent - 1808 rpm Tier 2 Equivalent - 1808 rpm
Voltage 380 to 11000 volts 380 to 11000 volts
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Speed 1808 rpm 1808 rpm
Duty Cycle Standby Standby

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets NFPA 110 loading requirements
  • Conform to ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements

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

SR5 Alternator

  • Superior motor starting capability minimizes need for oversizing alternator
  • Designed to match performance and output characteristics of Cat diesel engines
  • Robust Class H insulation

EMCP 4 Control Panel

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirement
  • Expansion modules and site-specific programming for specific customer requirements

Cooling System

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities


  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • Eurasian Conformity (EAC)

One Safe Source

  • Components used in the generator set are selected at the design stage to provide optimum package performance
  • The generator set is fully assembled at a Caterpillar facility following our quality guidelines
  • Each generator set package is tested before leaving the Caterpillar facility
  • Cat product support, including dealer service, parts and warranty covers the entire Cat power system

World Wide Product Support

  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries
  • Your local Cat dealer provides extensive post-sale support, including maintenance and repair agreements

3516E (50 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
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  • Air Cleaner; single element canister type

3516E (50 Hz) Optional Equipment

Control System
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  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4