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Cat

3516E Low Voltage Generator Set

Standby Rating

2750 ekW

Prime Power Rating

2500 ekW

Emissions/Fuel Strategy

Tier 2, Low NOx

Overview

The 3516E diesel generator sets have been developed to meet your standby and prime applications and match your power standards. Producing reliable power from 2500 to 2750 ekW at 60 Hz, each generator set has been designed to meet ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 % rated load in one step. The generator set is US EPA Stationary Emergency Use Only (Tier 2) certified.

Photos

360° View

Exterior

360° Exterior view. 2750 ekW. Double click on the image to zoom in on any area of the product.

Showroom

3516E (60 Hz) 2500 - 3000 eKW, Virtual Product Tour

Features

Specifications

  • Generator Set Specifications
    Spec Value
    Standby Rating 2750 ekW
    Prime Power Rating 2500 ekW
    Emissions/Fuel Strategy Tier 2, Low NOx
    Voltage 416 to 13,800 Volts
    Frequency 60 Hz
    Speed 1800 rpm
    Duty Cycle Standby, Mission Critical, Prime
    Maximum Rating 2750 ekW
    Minimum Rating 2500 ekW
  • Engine Specifications
    Spec Value
    Engine Model 3516E, V-16, 4-Stroke, Water-Cooled Diesel
    Bore 6.69 in
    Stroke 8.47 in
    Displacement 4765 in³
    Compression Ratio 14.7:1
    Aspiration ATAAC
    Fuel System EUI
    Governor Type Adem™ A5
  • Generator Set Dimensions
    Spec Value
    Length - Maximum 303.3 in
    Width - Maximum 104 in
    Height - Maximum 131.6 in
    Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 40750 lb

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Single element canister type with service indicator
  • Air cleaner

Cooling

  • Package mounted radiator

Exhaust

  • Exhaust flange outlet

Fuel

  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Fuel priming pump

Generator

  • IP23 Protection
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines

Power Termination

  • Busbar

Starting/Charging

  • Heavy-duty starting system
  • Charging alternator

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Track master link

Control Panel

  • Communications:
  • 6 Programmable digital inputs
  • Programmable protective relaying functions:
  • Low oil pressure
  • Environmental sealed front face
  • Volts (L-L & L-N)
  • Emergency stop pushbutton
  • Serial annunciator module data link
  • Reverse Power (kW) (32)
  • Engine cycle crank
  • Lamp test
  • Over / under frequency (81 o/u)
  • kW-hr (total)
  • Speed adjust
  • True RMS AC metering, 3-phase, +/-2% accuracy
  • Engine cool-down timer
  • Overcurrent (50/51)
  • Reverse reactive power (kVAr) (32RV)
  • kW (per phase, average & percent)
  • kVAr-hr (total)
  • Generator phase sequence
  • Oil pressure (psi, kPa or bar)
  • Low coolant temperature
  • Amps (per phase & average)
  • Generator mounted - rear facing
  • Over / under voltage (27/59)
  • Low coolant level
  • Accessory module data link
  • kVAr (per phase, average & percent)
  • EMCP 4.2B controller includes:
  • Failure to start (overcrank)
  • 2 Programmable relay outputs (Form C)
  • EMCP 4.2B
  • Overspeed
  • 2 Programmable digital outputs
  • DC volts
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • High coolant temperature
  • Warning / shutdown with common LED indication of shutdowns for:
  • Operating hours
  • 4 Programmable relay outputs (Form A)
  • Coolant temperature
  • Power Factor (per phase & average)
  • Digital indication for:
  • Panel Lights
  • Text alarm / event descriptions
  • Controls:
  • 24 Volt DC operation
  • Alarm acknowledge
  • Customer data link (Modbus RTU)
  • kVA (per phase, average & percent)

Cooling System

  • Caterpillar extended life coolant
  • Coolant drain line with valve
  • Coolant level sensors
  • JWAC
  • Radiator fan and fan drive
  • Fan and belt guards

Exhaust System

  • Dry exhaust manifold
  • Flanged faced outlet(s)

Fuel System

  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Flexible fuel lines - shipped loose
  • Fuel cooler; not included with packages without radiator
  • Fuel priming pump

Generators and Attachments

  • Form wound
  • 3 Phase brushless, salient pole
  • Class H insulation, Class F temperature rise at 40C ambient (105C prime/130C standby)
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Permanent magnet
  • Anti condensation space heater
  • Right side extension terminal box, bus bar connections, top mounted, bottom cable entry
  • 6 Lead
  • NEMA standard hole pattern

Governing System

  • ADEM III

Literature

  • English

Lube System

  • Integral lube oil cooler
  • Fumes disposal
  • Oil drain lines and valve
  • Oil filter, filler and dipstick
  • Lubricating oil
  • Gear type lube oil pump

Mounting System

  • Rubber anti-vibration mounts (shipped loose)
  • Rails - engine/generator/radiator mounting

Starting / Charging System

  • Battery disconnect switch
  • 45 Amp charging alternator
  • Battery and battery rack w/cables
  • 24 Volt electric starting motor

General

  • Flywheel and flywheel housing-SAE No. 00
  • SAE standard rotation
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow with high gloss black rails & radiator
  • Right hand servicing

Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Air inlet protection
  • Remote air inlet adapters
  • Dual element air cleaners
  • Heavy duty air cleaners

Circuit Breakers

  • Busbar connections
  • P Frame breaker connections
  • R Frame breaker connections
  • Optional busbar power connections
  • Circuit breaker harnesses
  • Masterpact breaker connections
  • Cable entry options
  • 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000 Amp, 4 Pole, IEC-Rated Circuit Breakers
  • 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000 Amp, 3 Pole, IEC Rated Circuit Breakers
  • 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000 Amp, 3 Pole, UL-100% Rated Circuit Breakers

Power Termination

  • Circuit breakers, IEC compliant

Control Panel

  • Customer interface options
  • Mounting group - External box clips
  • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
  • PC monitoring (Remote and local)
  • Ground
  • Load share module options
  • Annunciator modules
  • Auxiliary box
  • Language options
  • Remote speed adjust
  • Vandal proof panel door
  • Voltage raise / lower switch
  • Generator temperature monitoring

Cooling System

  • Expansion tanks
  • Optional Serpentine radiators
  • Water level switch gauges
  • Optional ATAAC radiators

Exhaust System

  • Flexible fittings
  • Elbows
  • Flanges and exhaust fittings
  • Flanges
  • Y Adapters
  • Mufflers

Fuel System

  • Duplex fuel filters
  • Primary fuel filters

Generators and attachments

  • Differential current transformers - 8.7 and 15 kV class
  • Alternator air cleaners

Instrumentation

  • Pyrometer and thermocouples

Lube System

  • Manual prelube pum
  • Lube oil in standard sump
  • Oil level regulator
  • Electric prelube pump

Mounting System

  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • IBC seismic vibration isolators NORAD
  • Puck style low efficiency lsolators

Power Connections

  • Neutral ground connections
  • 2700 & 3000 Frame
  • Grounding groups

Special Tests / Reports

  • IBC certifications
  • Generator set test report
  • Torsional vibration analysis
  • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
  • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
  • Standard engine test charge
  • Fuel consumption test
  • Generator set consumption test

Starting / Charging System

  • Starter covers
  • Electric starting motors
  • Air pressure regulator
  • 24 Volt battery set - Dry
  • Jacket water heaters
  • Engine barring group
  • 10, 20, 35 and 50 Amp battery chargers
  • Air starting motors

General

  • Special paint colors
  • US aid emblem