3512C Generator Set

3512C Generator Set

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
1750 ekW
Maximum Rating
1750 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards)
380 to 13800 Volts
60 Hz
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3512C ATAAC, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Governor Type

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
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 other 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
  • Certifications

  • UL2200
  • CSA Certified
  • IBC seismic certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval
  • 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:

      Control Panels
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
      Exhaust System
      • Elbows
      • Flange and exhaust expanders
      • Flanges
      • Flexible fittings
      • Y Adapters
      • Mufflers
      • Dry exhaust manifold
      • Flanged faced outlet(s)
      Fuel System
      • Primary fuel filter
      • Secondary fuel filters
      • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
      • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
      • Fuel priming pump
      • Pyrometer and thermocouples
      • Wiring GP W/O cyl sensors
      Lube System
      • Lubrication oil in standard sump
      • Oil drains
      • Oil level regulator
      • Prelube pumps
      • Lubricating oil
      • Gear type lube oil pump
      • Integral lube oil cooler
      • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
      • Oil drain lines and valve
      • Fumes disposal
      Crankcase Protection
      • No explosion relief valves
      • No crankcase explosion relief valve
      • Explosion relief valve
      • Crankcase ventilation system
      Mounting System
      • Puck style low efficiency isolators
      • Spring type vibration isolators
      • IBC vibration isolators
      • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
      Power Connections
      • Grounding groups
      • Neutral ground connections
      • Center post busbar
      • Right side power connections
      • Cable entry - Right side
      • Left side power connections
      • Rear power connections
      • Six lead, six terminal option
      • 1600 ,2000, 2500, 3000, 4000 Amp, 3 Pole, UL-100% rated circuit breakers
      • 2000, 2500,3200 Amp, 3 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
      • 2000, 2500 Amp, 4 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
      Special Tests / Reports
      • CSA certification
      • IBC seismic 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 fuel consumption test
      • Torsional vibration analysis
      Starting / Charging System
      • Engine barring device
      • Batteries, racks and cables:
      • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
      • 10 Amp battery charger
      • 35 Amp battery charger
      • Electric starting motors
      • Air starting motor
      • Starter covers
      • Air pressure regulator
      • Jacket water heaters
      • 24 Volt electric starting motor
      • 45 Amp charging alternator
      • Battery and battery rack w/cables
      • Battery disconnect switch