3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Standby Rating
3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
Prime Power Rating
2750 kVA (2850 kVA without fan)
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 11000 volts
50 Hz
1500 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
Maximum Rating
3000 kVA (3100 kVA without fan)
Minimum Rating
2750 kVA (2850 kVA without fan)

Engine Specifications

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

Generator Set Dimensions

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

Cat Generator Set Package

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

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

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

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

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)
  • Telecommunication Lab of China

One Safe Source

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

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:

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