3516B Generator Set

3516B Generator Set

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The 3516B diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 1750 to 2500 kVA at 50 Hz, each generator ...
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Generator Set Specifications

Standby Rating
2250 kVA
Prime Power Rating
2000 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel, Low Emissions
380 to 11000 Volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous
Maximum Rating
2250 kVA
Minimum Rating
1750 kVA

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
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 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 requirement
  • 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
  • EU 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

World Wide 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:

    Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Exhaust mufflers
    Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
    • Oversize and premium generators
    • Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)
    • Anti-condensation heater
    • Internal excitation (IE)
    Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Coolant
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    Power Termination
    • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant
    • Circuit breakers, UL listed
    Crankcase System
    • Ventilation system
    • Explosion relief valves
    • No explosion relief valves
    Control Panels
    • Remote monitoring software
    • Load share module
    • Digital I/ O module
    • Generator temperature monitoring & protection
    Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Elbows
    • Mufflers
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Clean emission parts
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Exhaust offset
    • Flexible fittings
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Flanges
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    Fuel System
    • Primary fuel filter
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric
    • Air starting motor with control and silencer
    • Charging alternator
    • Oversize batteries
    • Heavy-duty starting system
    Generators And Attachments
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater
    • 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
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • US aid emblem
    • EEC Declaration of Conformity
    • Automatic transfer switches (ATS)
    • CSA Certification
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
    • Enclosures: sound attenuated, weather protective
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • Integral & sub-base fuel tanks
    • EU Certificate of Conformance (CE)
    • Integral & sub-base UL listed dual wall fuel tanks
    • UL 2200 package
    Lubrication System
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Oil level regulator
    • Prelube pumps
    Mounting System
    • IBC vibration isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • IBC isolators
    Power Connections
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Right side power connections
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Rear power connections
    • Left side power connections
    Special Tests / Reports
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Fuel consumption test
    • IBC certification
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • generator test report
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • OSHPD certification
    Starting And Charging
    • Air starting motors
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Starter cover
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Electric starting motors
    • Engine barring device
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage