Caterpillar Inc. has introduced the Cat 3516E diesel generator set with a new 2,750 kW rating for 60 Hz standby applications. The generator set offers reliable backup power from a footprint of 220.8 square feet, saving up to 12% of installed space when compared with competing generator sets at similar ratings.
The Cat 3516E high power-density generator set delivers the latest in a series of new ratings for medium- to large-sized diesel generator sets from 1,250 kW to 2,800 kW. These new ratings significantly reduce customers’ installed and ancillary costs through reduced overall footprints and weight.
The Cat 3516E generator set is designed to meet the NFPA power restoration requirement for Level 1 systems and accepts 100% block load in one step. It also meets ISO 8528-5 G3 requirements for steady state and load acceptance.
This generator set can be equipped with a low- or high-voltage alternator. Both alternator options enable quick load acceptance and feature exceptional motor starting capabilities, allowing users to minimize oversizing the generator set due to motor starting requirements.
The Cat 3516E generator set utilises the field-proven Cat ADEM A5 engine control module (ECM), which integrates all engine functions including ignition, governing, air-fuel ratio control, and engine protection.