3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

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

Engine Specifications

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

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
    • Internal excitation
    • 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 certificate
    Starting / Charging System
    • Jacket water heaters
    • ETHER starting aids
    • Dual 24 volt electric starting motors
    • 24 Volt battery sets - Dry
    • Charging alternators - 50 Amp
    • 10 and 20 amp battery chargers
    • Engine barring group