Caterpillar introduces new land drilling generator set with more power, compact footprint
HOUSTON – Caterpillar Global Petroleum has introduced the Cat G3516C generator set for global land drilling applications.
Available in early 2014, the G3516C offers an increased power rating of 2,175 hp @ 1800 rpm. This next-generation drilling module features improved performance at low engine loads and maintains a compact footprint comparable to diesel power modules used in drilling applications today.
Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana the new G3516C is based on the G3516 genset platform, which has been powering oilfield drilling applications for over eight years. Along with improved power capability and optimized footprint, the G3516C will also be EPA Spark-Ignited Non-Road Mobile certified upon availability in spring 2014.
The G3516C has been engineered to offer improved transient response, fuel tolerance and altitude/ambient capability to maximize product flexibility for various drilling applications. Each of these product performance improvements will be demonstrated during field testing at customer sites throughout early 2014.