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C175-16 Generator Set

C175-16 Generator Set

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Standby Rating3365(no fan)/3250/3100(no fan)/3000 ekW

Prime Power Rating3115(no fan)/3000/2825(no fan)/2725 ekW

Emissions/Fuel StrategyLow Fuel, Tier 2

Voltage480 to 13800 Volts

Frequency60 Hz

Speed1800 RPM

Duty CycleStandby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Maximum Rating3365 ekW

Minimum Rating2500 ekW

Engine ModelC175-16 SCAC, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel




Compression Ratio16.7:1

AspirationTurbo Aftercooled

Fuel SystemCommon Rail

Governor TypeADEM� A4

Length - Minimum241.6in

Length - Maximum312.9in

Width - Minimum83.1in

Width - Maximum113.7in

Height - Minimum87in

Height - Maximum134.3in

Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)42750lb

Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)50500lb


4 x Single element canister with service indicator(s).


Air inlet adapters

Dual element air cleaner

Single element air cleaner

Air inlet protection


2 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)

Low coolant level

Over/under voltage

Coolant temperature

Serial annunciator module data link

Alarm acknowledge

Text alarm/event descriptions

Volts (L-L & L-N)

Reverse power

Over/under frequency

Environmental sealed front face

Programmable protective relaying functions

Speed adjust

Generator phase sequence

Low coolant temperature

Generator mounted - rear facing



Frequency (Hz)

Engine cycle crank

Engine cool-down timer

Warning/shutdown Indicators:

Lamp test

2 Programmable digital outputs

6 Programmable digital inputs

High coolant temperature

Customer data link (Modbus RTU)

Auto/start/stop control

Emergency stop pushbutton


Digital Indicators


Accessory module data link

Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)

Low oil pressure


Emergency stop

24 Volt DC operation

4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)

Failure to start (overcrank)

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

Power factor (per phase & average)

Operating hours

DC volts

Amps (per phase & average)

Cat ECS 100

Reverse reactive power


Package mounted radiator

Automatically selected ground

Customer AC-DC connection mounting location - LV/MV

Load share governor

EMCP 4.4


Frame boxes

Annunciator modules

Load share module / auxiliary plate and auxiliary box (LV)

Fuel cooler

Controller mounting location - LV/MV

Modbus monitoring of packages

Customer interface options

EMCP 4.4 optional harness

Controller voltage and current sensing groups

Remote radiators

Generator harness

Interconnect harness

Speed adjust

Controller and MV and HV power connection locations

Raise lower switch


Bolted flange, with bellow for each turbo

Exhaust flange outlet



Exhaust support group

Weld flanges

Exhaust collectors/manifold

Front housing - Prime or continuous

Front housing - Standby or mission critical

Aftercooler drain


Engine mounted filters #REF!

Filters x 3

10 Micron spin on yype

Secondary/tertiary fuel filters

4 Micron spin on type

Primary fuel filter water/fuel water separator


Primary fuel filter


Right side extension box, bottom cable entry

IEC platinum stator RTDs

Reactive droop capability

3 Phase voltage sensing

(MV) Busbar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry

Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient

Anti-condensation space heater

NEMA Class H insulation

6 Leads

Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient

Voltage regulator

Exciter diode monitor

Form wound

RFI suppression

(LV) Busbar connections, top/center mounted, top cable entry

3 Phase brushless

60 Hz models: NEMA standard hole pattern

Permanent magnet excitation (PMG)

Min / max exciter limiter

Salient pole


Low voltage - 1800 and 3000 Frames - 60 Hz, 3 phase, 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No of leads=6, Pitch 0.6667

Medium voltage - 1800 and 3000 Frames - 60 Hz, 3 phase, 1800 rpm, FW, PM, No of leads=6, Pitch 0.6667

Conversion GP - Top cable entry

Low voltage - 1800 and 3000 Frames - 50 Hz, 3 phase, 1500 rpm, FW, PM, No of leads=6, Pitch 0.6667

Differential current transformers

Space heater kit

Medium voltage - 1800 and 3000 Frames - 50 Hz, 3 phase, 1500 rpm, FW, PM, No of leads=6, Pitch 0.6667

Thermostat for space heater

Generator air intake


Redundant shutdown (Overspeed protection through a duplicate speed sensing system)



Oil filter, filler and dipstick

Integral lube Oil cooler

Oil drain lines and valve

Fumes disposal

Lubricating oil

Prelube - required with prime, continuous, and standby

Gear type lube oil pump


Drain group oil pans

Oil filters

Lube oil heater

Electric prelube pumps

Lubricating oil


Rails - Engine/generator

Rubber anti-vibration mounts - shipped loose

Dual 24 volt electric starting motors

Battery disconnect switch

Batteries and battery rack w/cables


IBC vibration isolators - Shipped loose

Spring type linear vibration isolators

Rubber anti-vibration mounts




Two PM inspections


Paint - Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator

SAE standard rotation

LH Service

Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE No. 00


Special paint colors

Control GP - air powered bar group

Barring group manual

Service tools - Engine barring group

Engine barring air powered


Explosive relief valves

Crankcase ventilation system


Pyrometer and thermocouples


Low voltage connection cable

Center post busbarss (LV)

1800 Frame generator side / rear mounted busbars (MV)

Enclosures - Control packaging (LV)

Paralleling circuit breakers

1800 Frame generators Circuit breaker

Neutral ground (LV)

Neutral ground (MV)

Cable entry options (LV)

Cable entry options (MV)

Masterpack breakers

Power connection covers (LV)

Harnesses (Breaker)

Masterpack breaker connections

Side/rear mounted busbars (LV)


IBC seismic Certification

Special test charge - Engine only

PGS Test report @ 0.8 power factor

Genset fuel consumption test

Standard genset TVA (Torsional Vibration Analysis) report

PGS Test report @ 1.0 power factor

OSCOSH1 seismic Certification

Custom generator TVA report

Generator test report

Standard engine test charge


Heavy duty battery sets with rack

Charging alternators - Dry

Air pressure regulator

Starter location covers

24 Volt power distribution box

24 Volt electric starting motor

35 Amp Battery chargers

24 Volt battery set - Dry

20 Amp Battery chargers

Jacket water heaters

50 Amp Battery chargers

Air starting motor

Jacket water heater wiring groups

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