3516C (50 Hz)

3516C Generator Set

Producing reliable power from 2500 to 2750 kVA at 50 Hz, our 3516C diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, standby and prime applications. We’ve designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set offers both low fuel consumption and low emission systems.

Cat Generator Set Package

  • Cat generator set packages have been fully prototype tested
  • Accepts 100% block load in one step and meets NFPA 110 loading requirements
  • Conform to ISO 8528-5 steady state and transient response requirements

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

SR5 Alternator

  • Superior motor starting capability minimizes need for oversizing alternator
  • Designed to match performance and output characteristics of Cat diesel engines
  • Robust Class H insulation

Cat ECS Control Panel

  • User-friendly interface and navigation
  • Scalable system to meet a wide range of installation requirement
  • Expansion modules and site-specific programming for specific customer requirements

Cooling System

  • Designed to operate in standard ambient temperatures up to 50�C (122�F)
  • Contact your Cat Dealer for specific ambient and altitude capabilities


  • IBC seismic certification
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
  • EU Declaration of Incorporation
  • Eurasian Conformity (EAC)

One Safe Source

  • Components used in the generator set are selected at the design stage to provide optimum package performance
  • The generator set is fully assembled at a Caterpillar facility following our quality guidelines
  • Each generator set package is tested before leaving the Caterpillar facility
  • Cat product support, including dealer service, parts and warranty covers the entire Cat power system

Worldwide Product Support

  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries
  • Your local Cat dealer provides extensive post-sale support, including maintenance and repair agreements

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Air cleaner
  • Package mounted radiator
  • Exhaust flange outlet
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Primary fuel filter with integral water separator
  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • IP23 Protection
Power Termination
  • Busbar
Control Panel
  • Cat ECS 100
  • Paint - Caterpillar yellow except rails and radiators gloss black

Additional information

Offering Type

Generator Set Specifications - Standby Rating

2750 kVA

Generator Set Specifications - Prime Power Rating

2500 kVA

Generator Set Specifications - Emissions/Fuel Strategy

Low Fuel, Low Emissions

Generator Set Specifications - Voltage

380 to 11000 volts

Generator Set Specifications - Frequency

50 Hz

Generator Set Specifications - Speed

1500 rpm

Generator Set Specifications - Duty Cycle

Standby, Mission Critical, Prime

Generator Set Specifications - Maximum Rating

2750 kVA

Generator Set Specifications - Minimum Rating

2500 kVA

Engine Specifications - Engine Model

3516C, ATAAC, V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel

Engine Specifications - Bore

170 mm ( 6.69 in )

Engine Specifications - Stroke

215 mm ( 8.46 in )

Engine Specifications - Displacement

78 l ( 4764.73 in )

Engine Specifications - Compression Ratio


Engine Specifications - Aspiration


Engine Specifications - Fuel System

Electronic unit injection

Engine Specifications - Governor Type


Generator Set Dimensions - Length - Maximum

7554 mm ( 297.4 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Width - Maximum

2767 mm ( 108.9 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Height - Maximum

3004 mm ( 118.3 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

17731 kg ( 39090 lb )

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