Caterpillar Introduces New Gas Gen-Set

Caterpillar Introduces G3512 Natural Gas Generator Set

Caterpillar introduced the G3512 natural gas generator set Tuesday. The company said It is the first gas generator set engineered to meet new requirements for the standby market.

The G3512 is rated for standby power at 750 kW or 1,000 kW at 60 Hz and is suitable for the emergency standby market in North America, Caterpillar said. It is designed for office buildings, data centers, retail complexes, schools, government buildings, universities and research facilities, the company said.

The new gas generator set is modeled after Caterpillar’s standby diesel engine, which was designed to minimize installation costs and on-site commissioning time.

The G3512 is compatible with NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10 applications, where backup power is required for mandatory building functions such as egress lighting, elevators, ventilation or data equipment, among others. The G3512 generator set starts and accepts power load in as quickly as 6.5 seconds, depending on conditions at the site.

“The combination of performance, certifications, and other critical customer requirements addressed by the Cat G3512 generator set checks all the boxes for the standby market segment,” said Mike Yohe, product line management with Caterpillar Energy Solutions.

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