Caterpillar recently announced an improved 3412T package generator set designed for more flexibility to integrate with a wider range of applications. The upgraded diesel gen set is available at 50 Hz or 60 Hz. The upgraded systems also provide increased power. At 50 Hz, the 3412 gen set is rated to provide 500 to 900 kVA standby, and 455 to 725 kW prime power.
New features include a single connection point to simplify installation and cooling systems rated to 122 F and 110 F for the open and enclosed sets, respectively. New sound attenuation equipment options allow for sound-sensitive applications.
Caterpillar announced during POWER-GEN International 1999 that it will begin taking orders for the new gen sets beginning in February.