it's catit's single

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.

Request a Quote

Standby Rating1750 ekW

Prime Power Rating1600 ekW

Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel Consumption

Voltage380 to 480 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 Ratio13.5:1


Fuel SystemMechanical unit injection

Governor TypeWoodward

Length - Maximum234.4in

Width - Maximum90in

Height - Maximum94.9in

Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)28840lb


Air cleaner; single element canister type


Dual element air cleaner

Single element filter


Auto/start/stop control

Engine cycle crank

Generator set packages include Caterpillar's voltage regulator

Speed adjust

IVR includes reactive droop capability, 3-phase voltage sensing, KVAR / PF modes, RFI suppression, min / max exciter. Limiter and exciter diode monitor

24 Volt DC operation

Engine cool-down timer

Text alarm/event descriptions

Emergency stop pushbutton

Environmental sealed front face


Generator mounted - rear facing


Lamp test

Alarm acknowledge

PLC functionality

Load histogram feature

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

ATAAC - 3516E package radiators shipped installed

3 Analog inputs

1 programmable digital outputs

Accessory module data link

1 programmable relay outputs (Form C)

Customer data link (Modbus RTU)

Serial annunciator module data link

Cat connect

Digital indication for:

Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)

Number of I/O varies on options selected

Certified standard PGS provided

6 Customer programmable digital inputs


4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)


Operating hours

Overcurrent (50/51)

Volts (L-L & L-N)

Frequency (Hz)

Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar) - Coolant temperature - Volts (L-L & L-N) - Frequency (Hz) - Amps (per phase & average) - Power factor (per phase & average) - kW (per phase, average & percent) - kVA (per phase, average & percent) - kVAr (per phase, average & percent) - kW-hr (total) - kVAr-hr (total)

Coolant temperature

kVAr (per phase, average & percent)

kVA (per phase, average & percent)

Amps (per phase & average)

kW (per phase, average & percent)

Power factor (per phase & average)

kW-hr (total)

kVAr-hr (total)

Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:

Emergency stop

Failure to start (overcrank)

High coolant temperature

Low oil pressure


Programmable protective relaying functions

Low coolant level

Low coolant temperature

Over/under voltage (27/59)

Generator phase sequence

Over/under frequency (81 o/u)

Reverse power (kW) (32)


EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4

Local annunciator module: [ ] NFPA 110 [ ] Custom




Flanged faced outlet(s)

Dry exhaust manifold


Y Adapters


Flange and exhaust expanders

Exhaust offset

Clean emission parts

Tier 4 clean emissions module

Flexible fittings


Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits


Tier 4 dosing cabinet


Fuel priming pump

Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose

Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator

Secondary fuel filters


Primary fuel filter

Fuel priming pumps (Tier 4) - Manual or electric


Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator

SAE standard rotation

Right hand servicing

Flywheel and flywheel housing - SAE No. 00


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

The following options are based on regional and product configuration:

UL 2200 package

US aid emblem

Seismic Certification per applicable building codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007


Winding temperature detectorsle pattern

Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry

Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry

Winding temperature detectors

High voltage:

Form wound

Random wound

Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry

Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)

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

Anti-condensation space heater

NEMA standard hole pattern

Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)

Form wound

Winding temperature detectors

3 Phase brushless, Salient pole

Six lead

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

Low voltage:

Internal excitation (IE)

Medium voltage:

NEMA standard hole pattern

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


Parts book

Operation & Maintenance Manual


Oil filter, filler and dipstick

Oil drain lines and valve

Lubricating oil

Gear type lube oil pump

Integral lube oil cool

Fumes disposal


Prelube pumps

Lube oil in standard sump

Oil level regulator


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


Battery disconnect switch

24 Volt electric starting motor

Battery and battery rack w/cables

45 Amp Charging alternator


Standard ambient radiators

Standard ambient ATAAC radiators

Optional installed ATAAC radiators


Optional installed radiators

Water level switch gauges


Starting motors: [ ] Standard [ ] Heavy duty

Muffler: [ ] Industrial Grade

Air cleaner: [ ] Single element air cleaners [ ] Dual element air cleaners [ ] Heavy duty air cleaners

Starting aids: [ ] 220V 50 Hz Jacket water heater

Batteries: [ ] Standard (1400 CCA) [ ] Heavy Duty (2800 CCA)


Ventilation system

No explosion relief valves

Explosion relief valves


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


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

Circuit breaker operation: [ ] Electrical

Power termination: [ ] Busbar [ ] Circuit breaker

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


Alternator air cleaner

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

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

High voltage: 6300, 6600, 6900 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

Thermostat for space heater

Generator conversion

Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 rpm. RW, PM, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 and 1800 Frames

Differential current transformers (DCT)

Low / Medium voltage: 380, 440, 480, 600 volts, 3 phase 1800 rpm. RW, IE, No. of Leads = 6, Pitch = .6667: 1600 Frame

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

Space heater


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


Pyrometer and thermocouples


Neutral ground connections

Center post busbars

Right side power connections

Rear power connections

Low voltage Circuit breakers

Ground cables between generator and terminal box

Left side power connections

2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal


Generator test report

Fuel consumption test

Standard engine test charge

OSHPD Certification

Canadian Standards Association certification

PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor

Generator set fuel consumption test

Torsional vibration analysis reports

IBC Certification

PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor


Electric starting motors

Air pressure regulator

Engine barring device

Starter cover

10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp Battery chargers

24 Volt battery set - Dry

Jacket water heaters

Air starting motors


Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage



Complete this form to get a quote on the equipment you are interested in.

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    What You Get: A phone call from a rep or agent. A cost estimate for your machine or the project. An in-person consultation if necessary.