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Electric Power

Generation Systems

3412 Package Generator Sets


50 Hz: 455 900 kVA
60 Hz: 455 800 kW

PRODUCT INFORMATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION

CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Air Inlet System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Lube System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Governor System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Starting and Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Mounting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Customer Wiring Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Generators SR4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Voltage Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Automatic Transfer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3412 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Available Voltages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Product Comparison Current Product vs. New 3412 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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PRODUCT INFORMATION ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION

INTRODUCTION
ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS
3412 Package Generator Sets
50 Hz: 455 900 kVA
60 Hz: 455 800 kW
The latest Caterpillar prime and standby These full-featured units are easier than ever to
Package Generator Sets provide unmatched specify, order, and install. A wide range of
flexibility, expandability, and cost- fully assembled and connected system
effectiveness. attachments allow systems to be configured to
suit customers needs. Single point access for
all control and low power wiring plus spacious
terminal box and circuit breaker bus bar
terminations reduce installation time and cost.

Sound Attenuated Weather Protective Enclosures

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INTRODUCTION
ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS
3412 Package Generator Sets
50 Hz: 455 900 kVA
60 Hz: 455 800 kW

455 kW Prime Power

700 kW Standby Power

800 kW Standby Power

Shown with
Optional Equipment

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ENHANCEMENTS
In designing the latest Cat generator set Battery disconnect switch
packages, Cat engineers were challenged to
Stainless steel exhaust flex and flange
improve flexibility, expandability, and cost-
effectiveness. These challenges were met by Cat Extended Life Coolant
combining traditional Caterpillar strengths
Coolant drain line with valve
with innovative system enhancements.
Coolant Level Loss sensor
New sales features include:
Soft mount on engine and generator
Rationalized and simplified product traits
Oil drain line with valve
Simplified price list which emphasizes
features Broad voltage generator which handles
wider voltage range without derating
Expanded sales support information
Weather protective and sound attenuated
Expanded attachment offering and flexibility
enclosures are factory designed, built, and
All attachments installed complete and assembled
incompatibilities eliminated
Three levels of control panels utilizing
common enclosures and wiring harnesses for
New product features include:
easy retrofit
50 C (122 F) cooling system (open set)
Dedicated wiring box with single point for
43 C (110 F) cooling system (enclosed) customer connections
Installed flex fuel lines Optional electronic engine instrumentation
Primary and secondary fuel filter Large extension box with excellent cable
access
Water separator
45 amp charging alternator
Cat battery, rack, and cables

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COOLING SYSTEM
Features
Designed for operation up to 50 C (122 F)
for open units and up to 43 C (110 F) for
enclosed units
Common for standby and prime
Common for open and enclosed units
Engine mounted
Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant
Coolant loss sensor
Outlet, fan, and belt guards
Coolant drain line with valve piped to
edge of baseframe

Options
Radiator removal
Heat exchangers
Baseframe mounted jacket water heater
which includes isolation valves
Diesel fuel fired coolant heater

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AIR INLET SYSTEM


Features
Air cleaner
Single Element (SE) canister type,
includes dust evacuator and rain cap
Completely installed
Modular design
Service indicator

Options
Dual Element (DE) air cleaner, modular
attachment to SE
Heavy duty air cleaner includes DE and full
view precleaner (replaces rain cap) modular
attachment to SE

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LUBE SYSTEM
Features
Lubricating oil
Oil drain with valve (piped to edge of
baseframe)
Fumes disposal (piped to front of radiator)

Options
Manual sump pump (base mounted)

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EXHAUST SYSTEM
Features
All components shipped loose
Stainless steel exhaust flex with mating weld
flange, bolts, nuts, gasket, and ANSI style
outlet flange

Options
Engine mounted muffler
Remote mounted mufflers:
20/25/30 dBA attenuation
Aluminized
Side in/end out option
End in/end out option
Muffler mounting kit
Through-wall installation kit
Muffler installation kit
Engine exhaust guarding

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FUEL SYSTEM
Features
Primary fuel filter/water separator
Secondary fuel filter
Fuel priming pump
Flexible fuel lines terminated on base
Fuel pressure gauge

Options
Low fuel level alarm/shutdown
Fuel transfer systems:
Manual pump
Manual pump plus AC transfer pump
Automatic gravity feed system with level
switch and DC motorized valve
Automatic pumped system with level
switch and AC transfer pump
Automatic pumped system with level
switch, AC transfer pump, and DC
motorized valve

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GOVERNOR SYSTEM
Features
Hydra-mechanical governor
50 Hz: 455-600 kVA prime
500-650 kVA standby
60 Hz: 455-545 kW prime
500-600 kW standby
Electronic (PEEC)
50 Hz: 635-810 kVA prime
700-900 kVA standby
60 Hz: 591-725 kW prime
650-800 kW standby

Options
Speed control motor (for hydra-mechanical
governor)
Woodward 2301A electronic isochronous
governor (for hydra-mechanical governor)
Load share interface module (for electronic
governor)

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STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEM


Features
Energize to run fuel shutoff solenoid
24 V heavy-duty starting motor
Battery/rack/cables for starting down to
20 C ambient rack designed to hold
oversize batteries
45 amp charging alternator
Battery disconnect switch

Options
Remove standard battery rack and cables
provided
Oversize battery uses same rack and
cables
Ether starting aid
Jacket water heater
Automatic disconnect
Completely installed and wired
Isolation valves
Base mounted to prevent vibration
Diesel fuel fired coolant heater
Battery chargers (5 amp and 10 amp)

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MOUNTING SYSTEM
Features
Formed steel base
Linear vibration isolators between base and
engine-generator

Options
Fuel tank bases
Integral tanks (single/double wall) Sub-Base Tank
Sub-base tanks (single/double wall)
Oil field skid base
Provides dragging and lifting provisions
Mounts under base or integral fuel tank
Adds 8" height to package
Wide base

Integral Tank

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CONTROL PANELS
Features
Three levels of control panels switchgear
conversion, EMCP II, EMCP II+ tailored
to customer needs
New quick connectors for easy retrofit
Common enclosure, wiring harness
Rear mount on open set; side mount
on enclosed set
Vandal door Switchgear Conversion
Options
Accessory voltage indicator (FUW/space
heater and battery charger options)
Dust proof enclosure
Common alarm/shutdown
Generator running relay
Alarm volt-free contact
Shutdown volt-free contact
Customer Communication Module (CCM)
Relay Driver Module (RDM)
Customer Interface Module (CIM) EMCP II / EMCP II+
Manual synchronizing module
Side mount on open set
CSA approved

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CUSTOMER WIRING CONNECTIONS


Features
Low voltage accessories box segregated
AC/DC terminal strips completely isolated
from high voltage controls
Enclosed wiring channel
Improved access for customer wiring
connections
Fully enclosed from environment
Large terminal box
Excellent cable access, streamlined box
provides direct access
Single point customer connections:
Jacket water heater
Space heater
Terminal Strips (Cover Removed)
Battery charger
DIN rail terminal connections

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CIRCUIT BREAKERS
(PACKAGE MOUNTED)
Features
UL or IEC compliant three-pole or four-pole
Rear or side mount
Top or bottom cable entry (side mount only)
24 VDC shunt trip
IEC 100% rated
UL 80% rated
Full size neutral bar

Options
Auxiliary contact
Multiple breakers (two or three)

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ENCLOSURES
Features
Sound Attenuated (SA) sound level of:
72.1 dBA at 7 meters
83.3 dBA at 1 meter
43 C (110 F) ambient capability
Weather Protective (WP)
Baseframe mounted
Wide base
Galvanized steel body zinc-phosphate
treated prior to paint
Durable polyester powder baked paint
yellow, standard
All hardware is zinc-plated or stainless steel
Stainless steel locks and hinges
Internally mounted exhaust system
common for WP and SA
Control panel viewing window with safety
glass and lockable access door to start/stop
controls
Externally mounted emergency stop
Drain lines piped to baseframe for
lube oil, coolant, and fumes disposal
Sound Attenuated
Single point lift Weather Protective Enclosures
Side mounted CB and control panel

Options
White, beige, or ASA61 gray paint
Interior maintenance lighting
Fuel tank base (integral)
Sub-base fuel tanks
Oil field skid base

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GENERATORS SR4B
Features Space heater 500 watt with automatic
disconnect (standard on premium generator)
Permanent Magnet (PM)
Digital voltage regulator
Broad voltage wider voltage range
without VAR/PF control capability
without derating, upgraded excitation
system, fewer generator part numbers with VAR/PF control capability

Cat 590 frame


Class H insulation (Class F temperature rise)
Certifications: UL, BS4999, BS5000, NEMA
MG1, CEMA, ISO 9001 & 9002, DnV,
Lloyds, BV, ABS, and VDE0530
12 lead except for 600 volt 60 Hz generators,
which are 6 lead
Optimum pitch
Paralleling kit
Bus bar connections
2:1 volts/Hz VR3F
Extension box
power connection area
customer wiring area

Options
Self Excited (SE)
Oversize generators two frames at each
rating
80 C, 105 C, 130 C generator at each
standby rating
Premium generator
PM
Extra insulation coastal treatment
Space heater
Winding temperature detectors
Bearing temperature detector

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VOLTAGE REGULATOR
Features
VR3F
Selectable 2:1 or 1:1 volts/Hz regulation
3-phase sensing
Over-excitation protection
Environmentally sealed

Options
Digital voltage regulator for PM or premium
generator
Digital voltage regulator with kVAR/PF for
PM or premium generator

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AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH


Features
Rating: 100 to 2600 amps
Available voltage:
200/208/220/240/380/415/460/480/600
High speed operation
Utility voltage sensor
Break-before-make transfer in less than one
second
Programmable logic control
NEMA enclosure

Options
In-phase monitoring
Auxiliary contacts
NEMA 3R enclosure
Manual by-pass control
Preferred source selector switch
Remote automatic control
Manual by-pass selector switch
Programmable exerciser
Elevator contact

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3412 ENGINE
Package generator sets begin with Cat 3412 High strength blocks
V-12, 4-stroke diesel engines. These
Deep-cut, gallery-cooled, three-ring
turbocharged engines demonstrate the
aluminum pistons
superior quality, reliability, and fuel efficiency
Cat customers have come to expect, through: Full length watercooled liners
Deep-hardened regrindable crankshafts

3412 Engine

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SPECIFICATIONS
Ratings
50 Hz 60 Hz
Engine Generator Standby Prime Standby Prime
(kVA) (kVA) (kW) (kW)
3412T 591 500 455 500 455
3412TT 592 550 500
3412TTA 592 550 500
3412TTA 593 600 545 600 545
3412TTA 594 650 600
3412TTA 594 650 591
3412TTA 595 700 635 700 635
3412STA 596 750 680 750 680
3412STA 597 800 725 800 725
3412STA 598 900 810

Available Voltages
50 Hz 60 Hz
415/240 600
400/230 480/277
380/220 440/254
220/127 240/139
220/127
208/120

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PRODUCT COMPARISON
Current Product vs. New 3412
In summary, the following comparison reflects current package power systems versus the new 3412
package power systems.

System Current Product New 3412 Benefit


Price List Traditional, part number Desktop published, Smaller, user-friendly
based emphasizing features Easier and faster to quote
Product Consist Standard equipment overview: Standard equipment overview: Full-featured and
Engine Engine competitive product
Generator Generator
Control panel Control panel
Fuel filters Fuel filters
Fuel priming pump Fuel priming pump
Starting motor Starting motor
Cat Extended Life Coolant
Stainless steel exhaust flex
and ANSI weld flange
45 amp charging alternator
Water separator
Batteries, rack, and cables
Low coolant level shutdown
Generator PM standard PM standard, SE option Wider application
Controls EMCP II Three levels of control: Controls matched to
EMCP II
EMCP II+ } CSA
approved
customer needs
Meets regulatory needs
Switch conversion Cost-sensitive options
System expansion modules
option
Fuel Storage (Not available) Optional fuel tank bases: Meets customer needs
Integral tanks
} single/dual
Sub-base tanks wall (UL)
Ready-to-run systems
available
Exhaust System (Not available) Optional mufflers available Wider application
with 20/25/30 dBA levels Meets customer needs
of attenuation
Mounting System Hard mount Soft mount with nonmetallic Meets building code
linear vibration isolators
Enclosures Weather protective Sound attenuated and weather Meeting customer
protective requirements
Options Wide variety of options Expanded range of system Meeting customer
options requirements
Limited incompatibility

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