3516 Diesel Generator Set

3516 Diesel Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Standby Rating
2000 kVA
Prime Power Rating
1825 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 11000 Volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Maximum Rating
2000 kVA
Minimum Rating
1600 kVA

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mechanical 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 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 requirements
  • 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


  • IBC Seismic Certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EEC Declaration of Incorporation
  • Eurasian Conformity (EAC)

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

Worldwide 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:

    Air Inlet System
    • Dual element air cleaner
    • Single element filter
    • Exhaust mufflers
    Cooling System
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Coolant
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Internal excitation (IE)
    • Anti-condensation heater
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
    Crankcase System
    • No explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system
    • Explosion relief valves
    Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
    Control Panels
    • Remote monitoring software
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/O module
    • EMCP 4.2B
    Exhaust System
    • Exhaust offset
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Flexible fittings
    • Mufflers
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Elbows
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Flanges
    • Clean emission parts
    • Y Adapters
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC isolators
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts
    Fuel System
    • Fuel priming pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric
    • Primary fuel filter
    • Jacket water heater
    • Oversize batteries
    • Battery chargers
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer
    • Heavy duty starting system
    • Charging alternator
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • US aid emblem
    Generators And Attachments
    • Thermostat for space heater
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Generator conversion
    • 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
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    Lubrication System
    • Oil level regulator
    • Prelube pumps
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    Mounting System
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators
    Power Connections
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbars
    • Right side power connections
    • Rear power connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Left side power connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Low voltage Circuit breakers
    Special Tests / Reports
    • IBC Certification
    • Standard engine test charge
    • PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • OSHPD Certification
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    Starting And Charging
    • Electric starting motors
    • Air pressure regulator
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Engine barring device
    • Starter cover
    • Air starting motors
    • Jacket water heaters
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp Battery chargers
    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage