3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
2500 eKW
Maximum Rating
2750 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
US EPA Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2)
416 to 13,800 volts
60 Hz
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516E, SCAC, V-16, 4-Stroke, Water-Cooled Diesel
Fuel System
Governor Type
Adem™ A5
Compression Ratio
Stroke - HD


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

Design Criteria

The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and conforms to the ISO 8528-5:2013 G3 for load acceptance & steady state.

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.

    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.

    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
  • Standard Equipment:

    Optional Equipment:

      Air Inlet System
      • Dual element air cleaners
      • Heavy duty air cleaners
      • Remote air inlet adapters
      • Air inlet protection
      Circuit Breakers
      • Optional busbar power connections
      • Circuit breaker harnesses
      • Cable entry options
      • 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000 Amp, 3 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
      • 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000 Amp, 3 Pole, UL-100% Rated Circuit Breakers
      • 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000 Amp, 4 Pole, IEC-Rated Circuit Breakers
      • Busbar connections
      • P Frame breaker connections
      • R Frame breaker connections
      • Masterpact breaker connections
      Control Panel
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
      • Language options
      • Annunciator modules
      • Load share module options
      • Mounting group - External box clips
      • Auxiliary box
      • Customer interface options
      • Generator temperature monitoring
      • Voltage raise / lower switch
      • Remote speed adjust
      • PC monitoring (Remote and local)
      • Vandal proof panel door
      • Ground
      Cooling System
      • Optional Serpentine radiators
      • Optional ATAAC radiators
      • Water level switch gauges
      • Expansion tanks
      Exhaust System
      • Elbows
      • Flanges
      • Flexible fittings
      • Y Adapters
      • Flanges and exhaust fittings
      • Mufflers
      Fuel System
      • Duplex fuel filters
      • Primary fuel filters
      Generators And Attachments
      • Primary fuel filters
      • Alternator air cleaners
      • Differential current transformers - 8.7 and 15 kV class
      • Pyrometer and thermocouples
      Lube System
      • Lube oil in standard sump
      • Oil level regulator
      • Electric prelube pump
      • Manual prelube pum
      Mounting System
      • Puck style low efficiency lsolators
      • Spring type vibration isolators
      • IBC seismic vibration isolators NORAD
      Power Connections
      • 2700 & 3000 Frame
      • Grounding groups
      • Neutral ground connections
      Special Tests / Reports
      • IBC certifications
      • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
      • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
      • Standard engine test charge
      • Generator set test report
      • Fuel consumption test
      • Generator set consumption test
      • Torsional vibration analysis
      Starting / Charging System
      • Engine barring group
      • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
      • 10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp battery chargers
      • Electric starting motors
      • Air starting motors
      • Starter covers
      • Air pressure regulator
      • Jacket water heaters
      • Special paint colors
      • US aid emblem