Refractive Index-Dry Substance (RI-DS) Program
The RI-DS Program is an Excel-based program, which allows generation of tables relating dry substance and refractive index for corn syrups, high fructose corn syrups and blends of these products with sucrose.
Please read the following information before downloading the program and manual.
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (“CRA”) owns the copyright in the RI-DS computer program and all related documentation, including the RI-DS Program Manual. The RI-DS Program is protected to the maximum extent permitted by U.S. and international copyright laws.
By using the RI-DS Program, you consent to the terms of usage outlined below. If you do not consent to the terms of this license, you may not use the RI-DS Program.
CRA grants you non-exclusive, non-transferable use of the RI-DS Program. The RI-DS Program may not be disassembled, decompiled, changed or modified in any way, nor may any part of the RI-DS Program be reproduced, redistributed or transmitted, translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical or otherwise without the prior written authorization of CRA.
CRA reserves all rights not expressly granted under this license.
All official updates to the RI-DS Program will be made available from the CRA web site only. By obtaining the RI-DS Program from any source other than CRA, you are using an unauthorized copy of the software and your useage of the RI-DS Program is done wholly at your own risk and negates the CRA Terms of Usage.
Liability Limitation, Disclaimer and Indemnity
You use the RI-DS Program at your own risk, and CRA provides no guarantees of any kind regarding the dependability, accuracy or security of the RI-DS Program. The program is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, compatibility, accuracy, completeness, functionality, lack of viruses, title or non-infringement. In no event will CRA be liable for any damages (including but not limited to lost profits, lost savings, breach of confidentiality, loss of data, interruption of business or other incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or connected with the use or inability to use the RI-DS Program, even if CRA has been advised of the possibility of such damages) or for any claim by any third party. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend CRA from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, losses and expenses arising from your use of the RI-DS Program and your use of any data generated from the RI-DS Program.
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The terms of this license supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and CRA.
RI-DS Program Files
It is recommended that you download and read the RI-DS Program Manual prior to downloading the RI-DS Program. Click on the link below to download a PDF file of the Manual. PDF files must be viewed with Adobe Acrobat ReaderTM. The software is available free of charge from Adobe. Download FREE Adobe Acrobat? ReaderTM to view PDF files.
RI-DS Program Manual — File Size: 962 KB
The RI-DS Program is available for download in ZIP format. After saving the program, locate the ZIP file and double click on it to extract two files: the main file (with the document extension of .xls) and the auxiliary file (with the document extension of .xlt). Both of these files are necessary to run the RIDS program successfully. Make sure that they remain in the same folder on your computer. They will automatically connect to one another, and do not require you to create an association.
*Please note the RI-DS Program has not been validated for Microsoft Excel 2007.
RI-DS Program ZIP File — File Size: 186 KB
(Version 5 loaded July 6, 2020 )
RI-DS Program (SI-Units) Zip File — File Size: 180 KB
(Version 4 loaded April 10, 2009)
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