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Diesel Generator Sets

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3608 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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Product Details

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 2363 kVA
Maximum Rating 3575 kVA
Frequency 50 Hz
Speed 750 & 1000 RPM

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore 280
Displacement 18.5
Total Displacement 148
Stroke 300
Compression Ratio 13:1
Aspiration TA
Governor Type Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
Fuel System Direct unit injection
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    •  Air inlet shutoff
    •  Air Cleaner
    •  Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    •  Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air inlet shutoff
      • Air Cleaner
        • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
          • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
            • Cooling System
              •  Engine coolant water drains
              •  Front Mounted Turbos
              •  Three-bundle oil cooler
              •  Water Temperature Regulator
              •  Jacket Water Thermostats
            • Engine coolant water drains
              • Front Mounted Turbos
                • Three-bundle oil cooler
                  • Water Temperature Regulator
                    • Jacket Water Thermostats
                      • Exhaust System
                        •  457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
                        •  Dry, Gas Tight, Exhaust Manifold
                        •  Includes Adapter, Flexible Exhaust Fitting
                      • Fuel System
                        •  Simplex or Duplex
                      • Generator System
                        •  Custom Generator per Generator Data Sheet completed by Dealer
                      • Governor System
                        •  UG Actuator
                      • Lube System
                        •  Centrifugal Oil Filters with Single Shutoff
                        •  Service Side Engine mounted on Cylinder Block Inspection Covers
                        •  Wet Oil Sump. Includes engine-driven main Lubrication & Oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
                        •  Oil Filler and Dipstick
                        •  Oil Pressure Regulating Valve
                        •  Crankcase Explosion Relief Valves
                      • Mounting System
                        •  Damper, Torsional Vibration
                        •  Engine and Generator Mounting
                      • Damper, Torsional Vibration
                        • Engine and Generator Mounting
                          • Starting / Charging System
                            •  Vane Type Air Starter
                            •  Two Motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
                            •  Air Silencer
                            •  Line Group for Single Point Custom Connection
                          • General:
                            •  Paint, Caterpillar Yellow
                            •  Gear driven Pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket Water, Aftercooler / Oil Cooler Water
                          • Air Inlet System
                            •  Soot Filter
                            •  Air cleaner Louver Assembly
                            •  Vertical Support Bracket
                            •  Heavy Duty Air Cleaner
                            •  Air Inlet Adapter
                            •  Boost Control Valve
                          • Soot Filter
                            • Air cleaner Louver Assembly
                              • Vertical Support Bracket
                                • Heavy Duty Air Cleaner
                                  • Air Inlet Adapter
                                    • Boost Control Valve
                                      • Cooling System
                                        •  Heat Exchanger for Single Circuit
                                        •  Heating Aids
                                        •  Cooling System Aids
                                        •  Auxiliary Water Pump
                                        •  Expansion Tank
                                      • Heat Exchanger for Single Circuit
                                        • Heating Aids
                                          • Cooling System Aids
                                            • Auxiliary Water Pump
                                              • Expansion Tank
                                                • Exhaust System
                                                  •  Flexible Exhaust Fittings
                                                  •  Weld Flange and Related Hardware
                                                • Fuel System
                                                  •  Fuel Priming Pump
                                                  •  Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
                                                  •  Fuel System Connections
                                                • Generator System
                                                  •  3 Phase, Six Leads, WYE
                                                  •  Class F Insulation
                                                  •  Bus Bar Connections
                                                  •  Winding Temperature Detectors
                                                  •  Anti-condensation Space Heaters
                                                • Governor System
                                                  •  Electronic / Actuators
                                                  •  Digital Programmers
                                                  •  Battery Backup / Power Supply
                                                  •  230 UA
                                                  •  723 Plus
                                                  •  EGB Actuator
                                                • Lube System
                                                  •  Oil Pan Drain Valve
                                                  •  Lube ANSI Adapter (Emergency connection)
                                                • Mounting System
                                                  •  Isolator
                                                  •  Spring Type Vibration Isolator
                                                  •  Vertically Restrained
                                                  •  Non-vertically Restrained
                                                • Starting / Charging System
                                                  •  Pressure Reducing Valve
                                                  •  Compressed Air Flex Hose
                                                  •  Turbine Type Air Starters
                                                  •  Redundant Air Starters
                                                • General:
                                                  •  Custom Paint Colors
                                                • Custom Paint Colors
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