3512 Generator Set

3512 Generator Set

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Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.


Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1000 kVA
Maximum Rating
1400 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 415 Volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3512 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Direct Unit Injection
Governor Type

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Minimum
Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

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


  • IBC Seismic Certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • Eurasian Conformity

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

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Air Inlet System
    • Remote air inlet adaptors
    • Dual Element air cleaners
    • Air Inlet protection
    Circuit Breakers
    • Controls packaging - Enclosures
    • Center posts busbars
    • 2000, 2500, 3200 and 4000 Amp, 3 pole, IEC rated circuit breakers
    • Optional busbar power connections
    • Busbar connections
    • Cable entry options
    • Breaker harnesses
    • EMAX circuit breakers
    • 2000, 2500, 3200 and 4000 Amp, 4 pole, IEC rated circuit breakers
    • EMAX breakers connections
    Control Panel
    • Customer Interface Options
    • Annunciator Modules
    • Generator Temperature Monitoring
    • Customer connection mounting locations
    • Ground (Automatically selected)
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Vandle proof panel door
    • Local PC monitoring
    • Auxiliary Boxes
    • Governors
    • Mounting Group - External Box Clips
    • Remote speed adjust
    Cooling System
    • Heat exchangers
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Optional radiator arrangements
    European Certifications
    • Eurasian conformity (EAC) mark
    • European directive genset, DoI (Declaration of Incorporation)
    • EU declaration of conformity
    • European Union Certification
    Exhaust System
    • Flexible fittings
    • Mufflers
    • Muffler mounting kits
    • Through-wall installation kit
    Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter
    Generators And Attachments
    • Generator conversion
    • 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, random wound, internal excitation, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
    • 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, random wound, permanent magnet, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
    • Space heater
    • 380/400/415volts @ 50 Hz, 3 phase, form wound, permanent magnet, No. of leads = 6, pitch= 0.6667
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    Lube System
    • Manual prelube sump pumps
    • Electric prelube pumps
    • Oil level Reg-1 shallow pan
    Mounting System
    • IBC vibration isolators
    • Spring-type vibration isolator
    Protection System
    • Explosion relief valve
    Special Tests / Reports
    • IBC seismic certifications
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Neutral grounding connection
    • Neutral ground-LV
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    Starting / Charging Systems
    • Ether starting aid
    • 24 Volt dual electric starting motor
    • 20 Amp battery charger
    • 10 Amp battery chargers
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Oversize battery set
    • Engine barring group