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New Caterpillar Engine For Pressure Pumping

Land well service engine to deliver up to 2.4 bMW; flexibility, better rate control, longer maintenance intervals ideal for pumping applications

Posted on March 14, 2013

Caterpillar Global Petroleum announced the Cat 3516C (HD) engine for pressure pumping will be revealed for the first time at the 2013 CIPPE Show in Beijing. The new 16-cylinder, 78 L engine will be available in three ratings: 2.4 bMW, 2.3 bMW and 2.2 bMW at 1900 r/min.

The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 2 emissions for North America as well as Tier 1 emissions for international markets. Based on the Cat 3512C (HD) platform, the company said the 3516C (HD) provides a combination of reliability and durability, power and torque output and low life-cycle costs. The new engine will be available through the global Cat dealer network in summer 2013.

Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A., Cat said the 3516C (HD) features a broad operating speed range with torque capability to provide optimal operating flexibility and better rate control required in pumping applications.

The engine is offered in a separate circuit after cooler (SCAC) cooling configuration for ease of installation. It also has a single ADEM A3 Engine Control Module, which facilitates additional input/ output capability and integrated controls. The company said the 3516C (HD) has an improved oil and fuel filtration system, resulting in longer intervals between maintenance.

Caterpillar will also offer attachment options such as transmission oil coolers, charging alternators, air cleaners and mufflers for simplified installation.

The company said the engine’s release matches the pressure pumping demands in global market, especially in China.