WIKA cooperates with several renowned valve and regulator manufacturers. As time has passed, the design of regulators has become ever more complex in order to ensure higher protection and better utilisation of the measuring instruments.
This has led to the development of measuring instruments that are directly integrated in the valves (VIPR = valve with integrated pressure regulator). Initially as mechanical, and then later as mechatronic/electronic instruments.
The task of measuring instruments in such regulators is to indicate the pressure in a gas container and in the supply line. Modern electronic versions can indicate the remaining usage time, the gas flow rate and the level and also send an alarm when gas contents are low and communicate this wirelessly.