3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
2750 kVA
Maximum Rating
3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 11,000 volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

Engine Specifications

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

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
      • Load take off; IEC standard hole
      • Center posts busbars
      • Cable entry options
      • Control packaging for enclosures
      • Trip Units
      • EMAX breakers
      Power Termination
      • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
      Control Panels
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
      • Language options
      • Busbar connections
      • EMAX breaker connections
      • Annunciator modules
      • Governors
      • External box clips
      • Auxiliary box
      • Customer interface options
      • Generator temperature monitoring
      • Voltage raise / lower switch
      • Remote speed adjust
      • Vandal proof panel door
      • Local and remote monitoring
      Cooling System
      • Optional Serpentine radiators
      • Water level switch gauges
      • Heat exchangers
      • Radiator duct flanges
      European Certifications
      • EU declaration of conformity
      Exhaust System
      • Mufflers
      • Muffler mounting kits
      • Flexible fittings
      • Through wall installation kit
      Fuel System
      • Primary fuel filter
      • Fuel coolers
      Generators And Attachments
      • Optional generators
      • 3 Phase, Random wound, Internal excitation
      • Number of leads: 6
      • 3 Phase, 380 / 400 / 415 / 3300 / 6600 / 10000 / 10500 / 11000 volt
      • Random wound
      • Internal excitation
      • Pitch: 0.6667
      • Pyrometers and thermocouples
      Lube System
      • Oil level regulator
      • Electric prelube pumps
      • Manual prelube sump pumps
      Mounting System
      • Spring type vibration isolators
      • IBC vibration isolators
      Protection System
      • Explosion relief valves
      Special Tests / Reports
      • CSA test and certification
      • Neutral ground certificate
      • IBC seismic certificate
      • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
      • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
      Starting / Charging System
      • Charging alternators - 50 Amp
      • 10 and 20 amp battery chargers
      • 24 Volt battery sets - Dry
      • Dual 24 volt electric starting motors
      • ETHER starting aids
      • Jacket water heaters
      • Engine barring group