DEERFIELD, Illinois (Sept. 1, 2020) – Caterpillar Inc. today introduced the Cat® G3412 natural gas-fueled generator set with U.S. EPA Stationary Emergency Certification rated at 500 kW for 60 Hz markets. The G3412 is engineered to meet a full suite of critical market requirements, including quick starting and loading capability, meeting NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10 standards as well as being UL 2200 listed.
“With vast improvements in the ability of gas engines to meet code-driven start time and load acceptance standards, the market for natural gas standby power generation is taking a significant step forward,” said Brian George, product manager in Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division. “There are applications where gas generators have advantages over diesel. In fact, there are applications where emission rules and fuel security concerns make gas engines the best choice.”
The Cat G3412 is available with an optional factory-built enclosure for the quick integration of emergency power. The skin-tight and canopy enclosure options make the G3412 ideally suited for mission-critical standby applications such as smaller colocation or edge data centers, as well as healthcare, office buildings, retail complexes and government facilities.
Featuring Caterpillar’s EMCP 4.4 generator set controller, the Cat G3412 easily integrates with building management systems. The expanded set of features includes additional paralleling options, gas train, package-mounted radiator and simplified wiring connections.
The robust 12-cylinder high-speed block design of the Cat G3412 prolongs the operating life of the engine, lowering total owning and operating costs. The generator is designed to provide maximum performance with low-pressure gaseous fuel supplies.
“With industry-leading design and rapid response, Cat natural gas generator sets deliver dependable backup power without compromising performance,” George said. “We offer everything you need to maintain clean, uninterrupted standby power.”
Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for exceptional durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.