Utility equipment: Natural gas generator set for emergency standby applications

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Utility equipment: Caterpillar Inc. announced the release of the new Cat® G3512, the first natural gas generator set on the market engineered to meet a full suite of critical standby market requirements including NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10 compatibility, a UL 2200 listing, as well as EPA and CSA certifications. Rated for standby power at 750 kW or 1000 kW at 60 Hz, the generator set is suitable for the emergency standby market in North America.

Ideal for emergency, legally required or optional standby systems, the G3512 is appropriate for office buildings, data centers, retail complexes, schools, government buildings, universities and research facilities.

With an updated package design, the G3512 is modeled after the standby diesel solution to minimize installation costs and commissioning time on-site. A high power density 12-cylinder engine offers market leading load acceptance and transient response. Designed for reliability, this engine is built on established 3500 technology and features a robust design with steel pistons and a protection monitoring system.

Featuring Caterpillar’s new EMCP 4.3 generator set controller, the G3512 easily integrates with building management systems. The expanded set of features also includes complete SR5 generators, gas train, package-mounted radiators and simplified wiring connections.

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. “This is built upon a robust diesel 3500 platform with a proven track record, and dependability is critical for customers who use these generators during utility outages.”

Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with market leading power systems engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability and cost-effectiveness. With parts and service available globally, Caterpillar offers worldwide product support through its comprehensive service and dealer network, where technicians are trained to service every aspect of the equipment.

Caterpillar Energy Solutions
With its two brands, MWM and Cat, Caterpillar Energy Solutions stands for highly-efficient and eco-friendly solutions for distributed power generation and manufactures gas engines, electricity power plants, as well as CHP plants. As part of the Caterpillar Electric Power Division, with 64 locations in 20 countries, Caterpillar Energy Solutions today commands a leading market position in the field of highly efficient, ecologically advanced distributed energy solutions. Thus, we serve our customers around the globe as a reliable partner for proven and sustained added value in the implementation of power plant projects. Our products are the result of more than 140 years of experience in the development and optimization of gas engines and generator sets for natural gas, biogas and other special gases.

About Caterpillar
For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.01 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

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