360°Exterior View

3516E Generator Set

  • Overview
  • View product Download

Design Criteria

The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

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
  • Generator

  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • Cat EMCP Control Panel

    The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.

    Seismic Certification

  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • Single-Source Supplier

    Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

    World Wide Product Support

    Cat Dealers provide extensive post sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Cat® SOSSM program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products.

    UL 2200 / CSA
     - Optional

  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Generator Set Specifications
    Minimum Rating 3000 kVA
    Maximum Rating 3500 kVA
    Voltage 380 to 11000 volts
    Frequency 50 Hz
    Speed 1808 rpm
    Generator Set Configurations
    Emissions/Fuel Strategy Tier 2 Equivalent, US EPA Stationary Emergency / Low NOx (1/2 TA Luft)
    Engine Specifications
    Engine Model 3516E, V-16, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
    Displacement 78.1 l (4765 inu00b3)
    Aspiration ATAAC
    Fuel System Electronic Unit Injection
    Governor Type Adem™5
    Compression Ratio 14.7:1
    Bore 170 mm (6.69 in)
    Stroke - Standard 215 mm (8.46 in)
    Stroke - HD 215 mm (8.46 in)
    Generator Set Dimensions
    Length - Maximum 9195 mm (362 in)
    Width - Maximum 2552 mm (100.5 in)
    Height - Maximum 3476 mm (136.9 in)
    Generator Set Specifications
    Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 52911 kg (24000 lb)

    Standard Equipment

    • Air Inlet System
      • Air Cleaner; single element canister type
    • Control System
      • EMCP 4.2B
      • Emergency stop pushbutton
      • 24 Volt DC operation
      • Environmental sealed front face
      • Text alarm / event descriptions
      • Generator mounted – rear facing
      • Generator set packages include:
      • Caterpillar’ s Voltage Regulato
      • IVR includes reactive droop capability
      • 3 Phase voltage sensing
      • KVAR / PF modes
      • RFI suppression
      • RFI suppression
      • Min / max exciter
      • Limiter and exciter diode monitor
      • Controls:
      • Speed adjust
      • Auto / start / stop control
      • Engine cool
      • Engine cycle crank
      • Alarm acknowledge
      • Lamp test
      • Load histogram feature
      • PLC functionality
      • Customizable screens
      • 0 True RMS AC metering
      • 3 Phase
      • +/- 2% accuracy
      • Digital indication for:
      • RPM
      • DC volts
      • Operating hours
      • 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)
      • Warning/shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for: Low oil pressure – High coolant temperature – Overspeed – Emergency stop – Failure to start (overcrank) – Low coolant temperature – Low coolant level –
      • Low oil pressure
      • High coolant temperature
      • Overspeed
      • Emergency stop
      • Failure to start (overcrank)
      • Low coolant temperature
      • Low coolant leve
      • Programmable protective relaying functions:
      • Generator phase sequence
      • Over / under voltage (27/59)
      • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
      • Reverse power (kW) (32)
      • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
      • Overcurrent (50/51)
      • Communications:
      • Accessory module data link
      • Serial annunciator module data link
      • Cat Connect
      • 3 Analog inputs
      • 6 Customer programmable digital inputs
      • Number of I/O varies on options selected:
      • 4 programmable relay outputs (Form A)
      • 1 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
      • 1 Programmable digital outputs
    • Cooling System
      • Certified standard PGS provided
      • ATAAC – 3516E Package radiators shipped installed
    • Exhaust System
      • Dry exhaust manifold
      • Flanged faced outlet(s)
    • Fuel System
      • Secondary fuel filters
      • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
      • Flexible fuel lines – shipped loose
      • Secondary fuel filter
    • General
      • Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails and radiator
      • Right hand servicing
      • Flywheel and flywheel housing – SAE No. 00
      • SAE Standard rotation
    • Generator and Attachments
      • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
      • 6 lead
      • Low Voltage: Random wound – Internal Excitation – Winding temperature detectors – NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient (125C prime/150C standby) – Busbar connections, top center mounted, top cable entry – NEMA standard hole pattern
      • Medium Voltage:
      • Form wound
      • Permanent magnet
      • Winding temperature detectors
      • NEMA Class H insulation, Class H temperature rise at 40C ambient
        (125C prime/150C standby)
      • Bus bar connections, right side extension box, bottom cable entry
      • NEMA standard hole pattern
      • High Voltage:
      • Form wound
      • Permanent magnet
      • Winding temperature detectors
      • Anti condensation space heater
      • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient
        (105C prime / 130C standby)
    • Governing System
      • ADEM A3
    • Literature
      • English
    • Lubrication System
      • Lubricating oil
      • Gear type lube oil pump
      • Integral lube oil cool
      • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
      • Oil drain lines and valve
      • Fumes disposal
    • Mounting System
      • Rails – engine / generator / radiator mounting
      • Anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
      • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
    • Starting System
      • 24 Volt electric starting motor
      • 45 Amp charging alternator
      • Battery and battery rack w/cables
      • Battery disconnect switch

    Optional Equipment

    • Control System
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
    • Air Inlet System
      • Single element filter
      • Dual element air cleaner
    • Cooling System
      • Standard ambient radiators
      • Standard ambient ATAAC radiators
      • Optional installed radiators
      • Optional installed ATAAC radiators
      • Water level switch gauges
      • Coolant
    • Crankcase System
      • No explosion relief valves
      • Explosion relief valves
      • Ventilation system
    • Exhaust System
      • Elbows
      • Flange and exhaust expanders
      • Flanges
      • Flexible fittings
      • Y-Adapters
      • Mufflers
      • Exhaust offset
      • Tier 4 clean emissions module
      • Tier 4 dosing cabinet
      • Tier 4 clean emission MOD Kits
      • Clean emission parts
    • Fuel System
      • Primary Fuel Filter
      • Fuel Priming Pumps (Tier 4) – Manual or electric
    • General
      • US aid emblem
      • Special paint (Colors other than Caterpillar yellow or high performance paints)
    • Generators and Attachments
      • Low / Medium voltage: 380/400/415 volts, 3 phase 1500 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
      • Space heater
      • Generator conversion
      • Thermostate for space heater
      • Alternator air cleaner
      • Differential current transformers (DCT)
      • Differential current transformers (DCT) 8.7 kV and 15 kV classes
    • Instrumentation
      • Pyrometer and thermocouples
    • Lubrication System
      • Lube oil in standard sump
      • Oil level regulator
      • Prelube pumps
    • 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
      • Center post busbar
      • Right side power connections
      • Left side power connections
      • Rear power connections
      • 2700 Frame, four lead, four terminal
      • Low voltage circuit breakers
    • Special Tests / Reports
      • Canadian Standards Association certification
      • IBC certification
      • OSHPD certification
      • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
      • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
      • Standard engine test charge
      • generator test report
      • Fuel consumption test
      • Generator set fuel consumption test
      • Torsional vibration analysis reports
    • Starting and Charging
      • Engine barring device
      • 24 Volt battery set – Dry
      • 10, 20, 35 and 50 amp battery chargers
      • Electric starting motors
      • Air starting motors
      • Starter cover
      • Air pressure regulator
      • Jacket water heaters
    • Extended Service Coverage
      • Platinum, Gold and Silver coverage

    Enquiry Form

    REQUEST A CALL BACK