aterpillar Inc.has announced five new 50-Hz standby power nodes for the Cat® 3516C diesel generator set, with the aim of helping clients globally to meet power needs and emissions targets with more precision.

The company now offers three low-NOx, 50-Hz power nodes with ratings of 2,250 kVA, 2,500 kVA and 2,750 kVA that have been designed for use in regulated emissions environments and applications.  Additionally, two 50-Hz nodes with ratings of 3,000 kVA and 3,125 kVA with certification to U.S. EPA Tier 2 emissions regulations are now available.
Cat 3516C 50-Hz Diesel Generator Set
These five new nodes supply reliable backup power from an optimally sized engine, enabling lower costs for transportation, installation, maintenance and ancillary enclosures.

The Cat 3516C generator set is designed to meet the NFPA power restoration requirement for Level 1 systems and accept 100 percent block load in one step.  It meets ISO 8528-5 G3 requirements for steady state and load acceptance.

These five power nodes are available with a low- or high-voltage frame alternator that enables quick load acceptance through exceptional motor starting capabilities.  This feature eliminates the need to oversize the generator set due to motor starting requirements.

The Cat 3516C generator set utilizes the field-proven Cat ADEM™ A3 engine control module (ECM), which integrates all engine functions, including ignition, governing, air-fuel ratio control, and engine protection.