3516B (50 Hz) Generator Set

3516B (50 Hz) Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1750 kVA
Maximum Rating
2500 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption, Low Emissions
380 to 11000 Volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Displacement - HD
Compression Ratio
14.0:1 Std 15.5:1 HD
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection
Governor Type

Generator Set Dimensions

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

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.

    Standard Equipment:

    Optional Equipment:

      • Exhaust mufflers (except Tier 4)
      • Anti-condensation heater
      • Internal excitation (IE)
      • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
      • Oversize and premium generators
      Power Termination
      • Circuit breakers, UL listed
      • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
      Control Panels
      • EMCP 4.2, EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
      • EMCP 4.3
      • EMCP 4.4
      • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
      • Load share module
      • Digital I/O module
      • Remote monitoring software
      • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
      • Spring-type vibration isolator
      • IBC isolators
      • Battery chargers
      • Oversize batteries
      • Jacket water heater
      • Heavy-duty starting system
      • Charging alternator
      • Air starting motor with control and silencer
      • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
      • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
      • UL 2200 package
      • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
      • CSA Certification
      • EEC Declaration of Conformity
      • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
      • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
      • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
      • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks