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3516B (60 Hz) with Upgradeable Package

3516B (60 Hz) with Upgradeable Package

The3516B with the upgradeable packaging design 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 to 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.

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Standby Rating2250 ekW

Prime Power Rating1825 ekW

Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow fuel, Low Emissions

Voltage380 to 480 Volts

Frequency60 Hz

Speed1800 rpm

Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Maximum Rating2250 ekW

Minimum Rating1640 ekW

Engine Model3516B TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel




Compression Ratio14.0:1


Fuel SystemMEUI

Governor TypeADEM™ A4

Length - Maximum234.5in

Width - Maximum90in

Height - Maximum98.2in

Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)30310lb


Air cleaner; single element canister type


Dual element air cleaner

Single element filter


PLC functionality

Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)

Text alarm/event descriptions

KVAR/PF modes

Cat connect


Amps (per phase & average)

Programmable protective relaying functions:

DC volts


Power factor (per phase & average)

Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV) - Overcurrent (50/51)

Load histogram feature

Generator set packages include:

Frequency (Hz)

Emergency stop pushbutton

Over/under voltage (27/59)

RFI suppression

24 Volt DC operation

Low coolant level

Reverse power (kW) (32) - Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV) - Overcurrent (50/51)

4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)

Volts (L-L & L-N)

Caterpillar's voltage regulator

IVR includes:

Auto/start/stop control

kVA (per phase, average & percent)

Lamp test

Over/under frequency (81 o/u)

Environmental sealed front face

3 Phase voltage sensing

Engine cool

kVAr-hr (total)

Low oil pressure

Accessory module data link

Emergency stop

Customer data link (Modbus RTU)


Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:

0 True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy

Digital indication for:

Customizable screens

Failure to start (overcrank)

Serial annunciator module data link

Coolant temperature


Overcurrent (50/51)

Number of I/O varies on options selected

Reactive droop capability

Low coolant temperature

High coolant temperature

Min / max exciter

Alarm acknowledge


Generator phase sequence

Limiter and exciter diode monitor

Speed adjust

Operating hours

kW (per phase, average & percent)

3 Analog inputs

Generator mounted - rear facing

6 Customer programmable digital inputs


Oil filter, filler and dipstick

Oil drain lines and valve

Gear type lube oil pump

Fumes disposal

Lubricating oil


Oil level regulator

Prelube pumps

Lube oil in standard sump


Rubber anti-vibration mounts - shipped loose

Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting

Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)


Puck style low efficiency isolators

Spring type vibration isolators

IBC vibration isolators


45 Amp Charging alternator

24 Volt electric starting motor

Battery and battery rack w/cables

Battery disconnect switch


Parts book

Operation & Maintenance Manual


EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4


Water level switch gauges

Optional installed ATAAC radiators

Standard ambient ATAAC radiators

Standard ambient radiators


Optional installed radiators


Explosion relief valves

No explosion relief valves

Ventilation system



Flange and exhaust expanders

Tier 4 clean emissions module

Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits

Clean emission parts

Exhaust offset


Tier 4 dosing cabinet


Flexible fittings

Y Adapters


Fuel priming pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric

Primary fuel filter


US aid emblem

Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)


Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame

Generator conversion

Differential current transformers (DCT)

Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes

Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 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

Thermostat for space heater

Space heater

High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame

Alternator air cleaner

High voltage: 12470, 13200, 13800 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm,FW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 2700, 3000 Frame

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


Pyrometer and Thermocouples


Right side power connections

Ground cables between generator and terminal box

Neutral ground connections

Low voltage Circuit breakers

2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal

Rear power connections

Left side power connections

Center post busbars


PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor

PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor

Fuel consumption test

Canadian Standards Association certification

Torsional vibration analysis reports

IBC Certification

Generator test report

Generator set fuel consumption test

OSHPD Certification

Standard engine test charge


Engine barring device

Air pressure regulator

Starter cover

Electric starting motors

Jacket water heaters

Air starting motors

24 Volt battery set - Dry

10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp Battery chargers


Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage



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