Exceptional value is built into every Caterpillar engine. Whether the application is electric power generation, marine propulsion, industrial, or petroleum; the goal of the Caterpillar factory and dealer network resources is to provide the end-user with years of dependable, economical service. One of the key factors involved in ensuring optimum service life and operating efficiency is the suitability of the installation. The engine must be properly installed in an environment where it functions as designed and is properly maintained.
This booklet is designed to be used as an on-the-job reference guide in conducting Caterpillar engine installation audits, commissionings, and performance analyses. Its use is intended only for engineers and technicians knowledgeable of the concepts and principles contained in the reference publications. The publications on the following page should be consulted if detailed information on the subject is desired. Additionally, whenever engine performance data such as heat rejection and air flow is available in the Caterpillar Technical Marketing Information (TMI), it should be used instead of the Rules of Thumb contained in this guide.
An additional pocket reference for servicemen working with electrical equipment is "Ugly's Electrical Reference", FORM #SEBD0983.
A pocket reference for Marine Applications is available. It is called "The Marine Analyst Service Handbook", FORM #LEBV4830.
Materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.
June, 1990 - First Edition
September, 1992 - Second Edition
July, 1994 - Third Edition
May, 1996 - Fourth Edition
October, 1997 - Fifth Edition
Marine Engine Application and Installation Guide LEKM9213
Marine Engine Sea Trial Guide LEBM6302
Generator Set Application and Installation Guide LEBX6213
Petroleum Engines Application and Installation Guide LEBW5119
Spark Ignited Application and Installation Guide LEBH6154
3600 Application Guide LEKX1002
Generator Set Electrical Fundamentals LEHQ8054
On-Site Power Generation Handbook LEBX4457
Service Information Manual for EPG Products SEBU6126
Operation and Maintenance Management Manual by engine model 1
Maintenance Manual for Spark Ignited Engines SEBU6127
Engine Performance Book by engine mode 2
Truck Performance Diagnostic Guide SEBD0808
Oil and Your Engine SEBD0640
Diesel Fuels and Your Engine SEBD0717
Coolant and Your Engine SEBD0970
Cooling System Field Test LEKQ7235
1Listed in Engine Publications List, SEFD3442-52
2Listed in Engine Division Advertising and Training Support Directory