3516E Generator Set

3516E Generator Set

3516E 3250 & 3500 kVA

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Generator Set Specifications

Standby Rating
3500/3250/3000 kVA
Prime Power Rating
3175/2950/2725 kVA
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
U.S. EPA Cert. Tier 2 / Low NOx
380 to 11000 volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
Maximum Rating
3500 kVA
Minimum Rating
2725 kVA

Engine Specifications

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

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


  • 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
    Air Inlet System
    • Single element filter
    • Dual element air cleaner
    Cooling System
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Coolant
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Standard ambient radiators
    Crankcase System
    • Ventilation system
    • Explosion relief valves
    • No explosion relief valves
    Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    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
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Generator conversion
    • Space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    Lubrication System
    • Lube oil in standard sump
    • Prelube pumps
    • Oil level regulator
    Mounting System
    • Puck style low efficiency isolators
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • IBC vibration isolators
    Power Connections
    • Neutral ground connections
    • Center post busbar
    • Right side power connections
    Special Tests / Reports
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • IBC certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • Standard engine test charge
    • generator test report
    • Fuel consumption test
    • OSHPD certification
    Starting And Charging
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Air starting motors
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • Starter cover
    • Engine barring device
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Electric starting motors
    Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage