Bertech Industrial Environments is based in Melbourne,
Australia, and for over 20 years has provided cooling & environmental
solutions for application of electronic equipment in industrial
applications. The company’s Director Rob Bertuch
was responsible for pioneering the concept of specialist
cooling for electronic enclosures in Australia in 1979.
In addition to the company’s
emphasis on provision of specialized cooling equipment for
a variety of industrial applications, other services may
be offered, including engineering design, construction and
Activities in thermal engineering
services may extend from provision of basic design concepts,
to full turnkey design and construct projects. Some or all
of the following scope elements can be offered:
- Requirements analysis
- On-site audit
- Conceptual design & construction
- Detailed design
- Sourcing, construction & supply
- Installation/project management
The following is a showcase of some of the special thermal
engineering projects undertaken by the company in the past:
- Over the 20+ years involvement in the field of electronic
enclosure cooling, thousands of systems have been engineered,
from standard factory-floor selections, to applications
involving hostile conditions such as corrosive, high temperature,
washdown or dusty environments. The company specializes
in design of enclosures and cooling systems for outdoor
applications subject to high temperatures, direct solar
irradiation, wind, rain, and low temperatures.
- Enclosure Manufacturer / Communications Carrier: Design
recommendations for layout of outdoor enclosures & cooling
systems to accommodate communications equipment for Defense
Radar System. Subsequent assistance with testing of performance
of heat exchangers supplied, and adjustment of performance.
- Defense naval project, Communications Module: Assessment
of thermal issues and adequacy of airflow distribution.
Conceptual findings presented for further consideration.
- Aerospace & Defense Communications Company: Detailed
analysis of thermal and airflow issues associated with
a number of enclosures housing defense communications equipment.
Recommendations made to ensure adequate equipment cooling.
Special rack fan systems designed and manufactured for
- Mineral Analysis System Company: Detailed design of system
to provide accurate (±0.2ºC) control of temperature
of air through chamber accommodating sophisticated minerals
analysis detector. Accuracy to be maintained despite wide
range of ambient conditions in which the system may be
installed (from –20ºC to + 50ºC). Subsequently
contracted to manufacture these systems for the customer
on an ongoing basis.
- Multi-National Communications Company: Semi-detailed
design provided for enclosures with integrated cooling
system for satellite communications system to be located
on trains in NSW. Design presented to fabrication engineers
for detailed design & subsequent construction for customer.
- Many communications and telecomms projects involving
recommendations for cooling systems to suit applications.
Emphasis is given to consideration of all external environmental
factors and internal equipment layout and distribution
of cooling air.
- Rob Bertuch has also been responsible (mainly through
the ’80s) for:
- design of airconditioning systems for many computer
facilities, from small mini- computer rooms, to large
- design & construction of close-control laboratory
airconditioning systems (typically ±0.5ºC & ±2%RH)
for various applications, including:
- two paper testing laboratories for CSIRO
- a cigarette testing laboratory for Australian
- metrology laboratories for various customers,
including a paper manufacturer, ammunitions facilities
(Melbourne & Lithgow).
The company’s director Rob Bertuch is qualified
as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Monash University,
1976), with over 25 years thermal engineering and mechanical
services design & project management. In particular,
Rob has over 20 years experience in the design, specification
& supply of special equipment to allow accommodation
of sensitive electronic equipment in hostile industrial
environments. Copies of some of the technical articles written
by Rob Bertuch (some of which have been published by technical
journals) are included in this site's “Articles” section.