3516 Diesel Generator Set

Overview
Bore
7 in
Displacement
4,211 in³
Stroke
7 in
  • Exterior View

The 3516 generator set has been developed for a wide range of applications, from emergency standby installations such as healthcare and datacenters to continuously powering remote installations. The packages can be optimized for performance that matters to you with either low emissions or low fuel consumption versions available. Backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty, Cat generator sets will provide the reliability and durability you expect.

Engine Specifications

Bore
7 in
Displacement
4,211 in³
Stroke
7 in
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Mechanical unit injection
Engine Model
3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
13.0:1
Governor Type
Woodward
Exhaust Flange Size
203.2 mm (8.0 in)
Air Inlet
Single element canister style with service indicator
Aspiration
TA
Fuel System
Mechanical unit injection
Bore
7 in
Displacement
4,211 in³
Stroke
7 in
Air Inlet
Single element canister style with service indicator
Exhaust Flange Size
203.2 mm (8.0 in)

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
1450 ekW
Maximum Rating
1600 ekW
Voltage
380 to 13800 Volts
Frequency
60 Hz
Speed
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel, Low Emissions
Duty Cycle
Continuous, Prime, Standby, Mission Critical
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Generator Set Dimensions

Height - Maximum
95 in
Length - Maximum
247 in
Width - Maximum
90 in
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
28,840 lb

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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities

Certifications

  • UL2200
  • CSA
  • IBC Seismic Certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval
  • UL2200
  • CSA
  • IBC Seismic Certification
  • OSHPD pre-approval

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaner; single element canister type
  • Control Panels
    • Accessory module data link
    • Low coolant level
    • Environmental sealed front face
    • EMCP 4.2
    • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
    • Communications:
    • Load histogram feature
    • Overspeed
    • Alarm acknowledge
    • kW-hr (total)
    • 24-volt DC operation
    • Over / Under voltage (27/59)
    • 1 programmable relay outputs (Form C)
    • kVAr-hr (total)
    • Emergency stop pushbutton
    • PLC functionality
    • Speed adjust
    • Lamp test
    • Auto / start / stop control
    • Over / Under Frequency (81 o/u)
    • Generator phase sequence
    • Revers Power (kW) (32)
    • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar
    • Coolant temperature
    • RPM
    • Overcurrent (50/51)
    • IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor
    • Controls:
    • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
    • Power Factor (per phase & average)
    • 0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • kVA (per phase, average & percent
    • Serial annunciator module data link
    • Customizable screens
    • Generator mounted - rear facing
    • kW (per phase, average & percent)
    • Text alarm / event descriptions
    • DC volts
    • Low oil pressure
    • Controls: Speed adjust - Auto / start / stop control - Engine cool-down timer - Engine cycle crank - Alarm acknowledge - Lamp test - Load histogram feature - PLC functionality - Customizable screens -0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
    • Reverse Reactive Power (kVAr) (32RV
    • Frequency (Hz
    • Low coolant temperature
    • 3 Analog inputs
    • Cat Connect
    • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
    • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
    • Engine cycle crank
    • Failure to start (overcrank)
    • Programmable protective relaying functions:
    • Emergency stop
    • Customer data link (Modbus RTU
    • Engine cool-down timer
    • Volts (L-L & L-N)
    • Amps (per phase & average)
    • Operating hours
    • High coolant temperature
    • Digital indication for:
    • 1 programmable digital outputs
    • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Cooling System
    • Certified standard PGS provided
    • ATAAC - 3516E Package Radiators shipped installed
  • Exhaust System
    • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Secondary fuel filters
    • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
    • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
    • Fuel priming pump
  • General
    • Right hand servicing
    • Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00
    • SAE Standard rotation
  • Generator And Attachments
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Permanent magnet
    • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
    • Six lead
    • Permanent magnet
    • Internal Excitation
    • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Medium Voltage:
    • Random wound
    • Anti Condensation Space Heater
    • Low Voltage:
    • High Voltage:
    • Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry
    • Form wound
    • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
    • Form wound
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
    • NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Governing System
    • ADEM A3
  • Literature
    • English
  • Lubrication System
    • Fumes disposal
    • Lubricating oil
    • Gear type lube oil pump
    • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
    • Oil drain lines and valve
    • Integral lube oil cool
  • Mounting System
    • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting
    • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Starting System
    • Battery and battery rack w/cables
    • 45 Amp charging alternator
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • 24 Volt electric starting motor
  • Control System
    • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Controller: [ ] EMCP 4.2 [ ] EMCP 4.3 [ ] EMCP 4.4
    • Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom
  • Air Inlet System
    • Dual element air cleaner
    • Single element filter
  • Cooling System
    • Standard ambient radiators
    • Coolant
    • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
    • Optional installed radiators
    • Water level switch gauges
    • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
  • Engine Options
    • Starting Motors: [ ] Standard [ ] Heavy Duty
    • Batteries: [ ] Standard (1400 CCA) [ ] Heavy Duty (2800 CCA)
    • Starting Aids: [ ] 220V 50 Hz Jacket Water Heater
    • Battery Charger: [ ] 10A [ ] 20A [ ] 35A
    • Air Cleaner: [ ] Single element air cleaners [ ] Dual element air cleaners [ ] Heavy duty air cleaners
    • Muffler: [ ] Industrial Grade
  • Crankcase System
    • No explosion relief valves
    • Ventilation system
    • Explosion relief valves
  • Alternators
    • Temperature Rise (over 40°C ambient): [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C
  • Exhaust System
    • Y-Adapters
    • Tier 4 clean emissions module
    • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
    • Elbows
    • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
    • Exhaust offset
    • Flanges
    • Flange and exhaust expanders
    • Flexible fittings
    • Mufflers
    • Clean emission parts
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or Electric
    • Primary Fuel Filter
  • General
    • US aid emblem
    • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • The following options are based on regional and product configuration:
    • UL 2200 package
    • Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007
  • Generators And Attachments
    • High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • Generator conversion
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame
    • Thermostate for space heater
    • Low / Medium voltage: 380, 416, 440, 480, 600, 2400, 4160 Volts, 3 Phase 1800 RPM, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600, 1800 Frame
    • Alternator air cleaner
    • Differential current transformers (DCT)
    • High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame
    • Differntial current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Space heater kits
  • Power Termination
    • Circuit breaker operation: [ ] Electrical
    • Circuit Breaker rating: [ ] 2000A [ ] 2500A [ ] 3200A [ ] 4000A
    • Circuit breaker trip unit: [ ] LSI [ ] LSIG [ ] LSIG-P
    • Power Termination: [ ] Bus Bar [ ] Circuit Breaker
  • Extended Service Contract (esc)
    • Extended Service Contract (ESC): [ ] 2 Year [ ] 3 Year [ ] 5 Year
  • Instrumentation
    • 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
    • Ground cables between generator and terminal box
    • Neutral ground connections
    • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
    • Rear power connections
    • Right side power connections
    • Left side power connections
    • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • Center post busbar
  • Special Tests / Reports
    • generator test report
    • OSHPD certification
    • Canadian Standards Association certification
    • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
    • IBC certification
    • Fuel consumption test
    • Generator set fuel consumption test
    • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
    • Standard engine test charge
    • Torsional vibration analysis reports
  • Starting And Charging
    • Electric starting motors
    • Air pressure regulator
    • Starter cover
    • Air starting motors
    • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
    • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
    • Jacket water heaters
    • Engine barring device
  • Extended Service Coverage
    • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage
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