3516C Generator Set

3516C Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
2250 kVA
Maximum Rating
3125 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
U.S. EPA Certified for Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards)
380 to 11000 volts
50 Hz
1808 rpm
Duty Cycle
Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516C, ATAAC, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Stroke - Standard
Stroke - HD
Compression Ratio
Governor Type
Fuel System
Electronic unit injection

Design Criteria

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

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
  • 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.

    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional

  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Standard Equipment:

    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
      • 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
      • 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