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3516 Diesel Generator Set

3516 Diesel Generator Set

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.

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Standby Rating1750 ekW

Prime Power Rating1600 ekW

Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel, Low Emissions

Voltage380 to 13800 Volts

Frequency60 Hz

Speed1800 rpm

Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Maximum Rating1750 ekW

Minimum Rating1450 ekW

Engine Model3516 TA, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel




Compression Ratio13.0:1


Fuel SystemMechanical unit injection

Governor TypeWoodward

Length - Maximum247in

Width - Maximum90in

Height - Maximum94.9in

Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)28840lb


Air cleaner; single element canister type


Dual element air cleaner

Single element filter


Accessory module data link

Low coolant level

Environmental sealed front face


6 Customer programmable digital inputs


Load histogram feature


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


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


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)


Certified standard PGS provided


Standard ambient radiators


Optional installed ATAAC radiators

Optional installed radiators

Water level switch gauges

Standard ambient ATAAC radiators


Flanged faced outlet(s)

Dry exhaust manifold


Y Adapters

Tier 4 clean emissions module

Tier 4 dosing cabinet


Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits

Exhaust offset


Flange and exhaust expanders

Flexible fittings


Clean emission parts


Secondary fuel filters

Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator

Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose

Fuel priming pump


Fuel priming pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric

Primary fuel filter


Right hand servicing

Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00

SAE standard rotation


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


NEMA Class H insulation system, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)

NEMA Class H insulation system, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby)

Winding temperature detectors

Winding temperature detectors

Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)

Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)

Six lead

Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)

Internal excitation (IE)

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

Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry

Form wound

NEMA standard hole pattern

NEMA standard hole pattern




Parts book


Fumes disposal

Lubricating oil

Gear type lube oil pump

Oil filter, filler and dipstick

Oil drain lines and valve

Integral lube oil cool


Lube oil in standard sump

Prelube pumps

Oil level regulator


Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting

Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)

Rubber anti-vibration mounts - shipped loose


Puck style low efficiency isolators

Spring type vibration isolators

IBC vibration isolators


Battery and battery rack w/cables

45 Amp Charging alternator

Battery disconnect switch

24 Volt electric starting motor


Controller: EMCP 4.2B

Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom


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


No explosion relief valves

Ventilation system

Explosion relief valves


Temperature rise (over 40°C ambient): [ ] 150°C [ ] 125°C [ ] 105°C [ ] 80°C


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

Thermostat 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

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

Space heater kit


Circuit breaker operation: [ ] Electrical

Circuit breaker rating: [ ] 2000A [ ] 2500A [ ] 3200A [ ] 4000A

Circuit breaker trip unit: [ ] LSI [ ] LSIG [ ] LSIG-P

Power termination: [ ] Busbar [ ] Circuit breaker


Extended Service Contract (ESC): [ ] 2 Year [ ] 3 Year [ ] 5 Year


Pyrometer and Thermocouples


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 busbars


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


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


Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage



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