08-18-2010 04:59 PM
Can someone please tell me where can I get a copy online of the Operation & Maintenance Manual for the G3520C generator set? I have a client that is interested in installing two of these units and is requesting very detailed information on operation and maintenance. I was able to download a file from the CAT website (G3500C and G3500E GENERATOR SETS Maintenance Intervals), but it only contains part of the information that my client needs. Any suggestions you can provide would be highly appreciated.
08-18-2010 05:30 PM
O & M manuals have to be ordered. Typically they are part of the engine order, additional copies must be specified. Contact your local dealer parts department with your engine serial number and they should be able to order you a hard copy.
08-19-2010 06:31 PM
The O&M Guides will provide minimal information for you to plan real world maintenance costs, way too many factors to consider to put all of it in a general publication. However, CAT does have several of these engines in Power Protection programs, and your local dealer should be able to put you in contact wth the folks running those programs and give you some real world operating numbers.
In general the O&M guide will give reasonable information for engines running baseload on pipeline quality fuel (clean, dry and about 900 BTU LHV), and not running in strict emissions districts.
Stringent air quality standards, lower quality fuels, varying load levels, extreme ambient conditions, and capability of local service support will increase baseline maintenance costs.
11-17-2010 03:52 AM - edited 11-17-2010 03:54 AM
Hi every body,
Could anybody tell me , what is the practicable hours of operation for each Gas Genset in real word, some body said that it works more that 8000 hours per year. please let me know your opinion about that.
11-17-2010 06:24 PM
Experience based on my area, about 30 years total NG engine experience,
Natural gas fueled prime power and cogeneration units, averaged 8400 hours/year
Biofueled engines, same service (landfill and digester gas) averaged 8100 hours/year
05-19-2013 12:10 AM
We have 6 engines in a landfill in argentina, we have 4000 hours of generation and the problems detected was.
failure in 1 throttle.
failure in 1 asm.
failura in 1 ecm.
we change the lube oil and filters every 1000 hs.
our level methane varies between 50 to 60 %.