Caman Engineering

Pipeline Flanges for the Mining Industry

Caman Engineering, established in 1954, manufactures pipeline flanges from locally produced forgings for the petrochemical and mining industries. We have expanded our product range to include imported flanges, meaning Caman now has the largest ex stock range of flanges of any stockist in Australia.

Caman is a 100% Australian company, owned by the same family that has been involved in the daily running of the company since its inception.

Heat exchanger tube sheets and baffle plates

Caman is an approved manufacturer and supplier of pipeline flanges and heat exchange components to all mining companies operating in Australia, and is accredited to comply with Quality Assurance Standard ISO 9001 by Lloyds Register-certificate number 400278, and Workcover Australia certificate number MMT/33/96.

Caman carries the largest stocked range of flanges in Australia. In addition to all commonly used flanges, we specialise in stocking flanges to suit heavy wall pipe / high-pressure petro-chemical applications, many of which are not available from any other stock source in Australia.

All forged flanges stocked are supplied by leading manufacturers fully approved by all major oil, petrochemical, mining and contracting companies.

Manufactured and imported pipeline flanges for the mining industry

Caman manufactures:

  • Pipeline flanges to Australian, US, British, Japanese and European specifications
  • Orifice flanges and orifice plates
  • Special pressure vessel flanges
  • Long weld neck flanges
  • Heat exchanger tubesheets and baffle plates
  • Spectacle blinds
  • Forged pipe fittings
  • Hydro test blinds
  • Sub contract machining

The following flanges are imported and stocked by Caman:

  • Carbon-steel forged flanges to ANSI B16.5 specification
  • Mild and stainless steel plate flanges to AS2129 and AS4087 specifications
  • Stainless-steel forged flanges to ANSI B16.5 specification
  • Carbon-steel forged flanges (large diameter) to BS3293 specification
  • Carbon-steel forged flanges (large diameter) to ASME B16.47 Series A and B

Caman also imports large forgings, special flanges and tubesheet blanks.

Large forged nozzles

Caman's capabilities include machining large forged nozzles on vertical borers. Caman machines these nozzles from forgings sourced locally and imported. The company has seven vertical borers with a maximum turning capacity of 2,650mm diameter by 1,900mm high.

Machining of large flanges

Caman can machine large flanges. An example of this capability is the turning of flange from a forging on our largest vertical borer for a Woodside project. The job shown is 2,590mm (diameter) by 2,080mm (inside diameter) by 475mm (thick).

Large tubesheets and baffle plates for mining

Caman provides large tubesheets, which are produced by a special-purpose CNC drilling machine. Caman recently provided a 2,747mm diameter by 310mm thick tubesheet for a woodside project. The weight of the tubesheet was 14t, which was reduced to 10t after drilling.

Caman manufactures baffle plates for use in heat exchangers to match tubesheets. Baffle plates are stack drilled together on our CNC machining centre using special tungsten carbide drilling tooling. Baffles shown are 2,000mm in diameter and are drilled with 2,858 holes.

Long weld neck nozzles, radius end nozzles and orifice flange sets

Caman manufactures flanges ranging in sizes up to over 2,500mm in diameter.

Caman manufactures weld neck orifice flange sets for use in metering applications. We also manufacture stainless-steel orifice plates that insert between the two flanges.

Caman manufactures radius-ended nozzles to suit mounting on a vessel side. Machining is performed on a state-of-the-art CNC machining centre using tungsten carbide or ceramic cutting tips.

Ball, gate, globe, butterfly, needle and check valves

Caman's offering of valves includes:

  • Gate valves
  • Globe valves
  • Check valves (swing, wafer duo, wafer single disc and piston)
  • Ball valves, reduced and fullbore (1,2,3 piece ball, 3-way L port and 3-way T port ball)
  • Butterfly valves (wafer and lugged)
  • Needle valves
  • Y strainers
  • Actuation (electric, double action pneumatic and single return pneumatic

Stainless steel, forged steel and cast steel valves for petrochemical, oil and mining

We offer valves with sealing options such as EDDM, viton, nitrile, teflon and metal seated, for fire safe, high-temperature and chemical usage. These valves come in configuration such as flanged, screwed, socketweld or wafer, with operating levers, wheels or gearbox.

We offer electric and pneumatic actuation with accessories such as limit switches and solonoid valves.

We also have an extensive library of data sheets covering our entire range, giving you further information on materials, capabilities and the certainty of dimensions.

The range is ever evolving to suit customer demand, with a large range in stock ready to ship. We can also offer a more extensive range ordered in to suit your needs.

Contact Details

Caman Engineering
4 Clerke Place
NSW 2231
+61 295 402 355
+61 295 402 499