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3608 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

3608 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

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Generator Set Specifications

Maximum Rating

3575 kVA

Minimum Rating

2363 kVA

Emissions/Fuel Strategy

Low Fuel Consumption


50 Hz


750 & 1000 rpm

Duty Cycle

Standby, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model

3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel







Compression Ratio




Fuel System

Direct unit injection

Governor Type

Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum


Width - Maximum


Height - Maximum


Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)


Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Turbocharger, watercooled (750 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
    • Air inlet shutoff
  • Cooling System
    • Water temperature regulator
    • Jacket water thermostats
    • Engine coolant water drains
  • Exhaust System
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
    • Includes adapter, flexible exhaust fitting
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Simplex or duplex
  • Generator System
    • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer
  • Governor System
    • UG Actuator
  • Lube System
    • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
    • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Mounting System
    • Engine and generator mounting
    • Damper, torsional vibration
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Line group for single point custom connection
    • Air silencer
    • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
    • Vane type air starter
  • General:
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
    • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/Aftercooler/Oil cooler water

Optional Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air cleaner louver assembly
    • Air inlet adapter
    • Heavy duty air cleaner
    • Vertical support bracket
    • Soot filter
    • Boost control valve
  • Cooling System
    • Expansion tank
    • Auxiliary water pump
    • Heating aids
    • Cooling system aids
  • Exhaust System
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
    • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Fuel System
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Fuel system connections
  • Generator System
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti-condensation space heaters
    • Busbar connections
    • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
    • Class F insulation
  • Governor System
    • Digital programmers
    • 2301 A load share
    • 723 Plus
    • EGB actuator
    • Electronic/actuators
    • Battery backup/power supply
  • Lube System
    • Oil pan drain valve
    • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Mounting System
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Non-vertically restrained
    • Vertically restrained
    • Isolator
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Compressed air flex hose
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors

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