The Year 2000 problem, also known as Y2K or the Millennium bug, is an enterprise-wide issue that potentially touches all aspects of businesses and our personal lives. This paper is designed to heighten awareness of this critical issue and promote businesses to act.

This paper provides a primer on year 2000 issues for process control, with some pipeline-specific thoughts. The paper presents the potential impacts from the rollover, describes where to look for problems, outlines the methodology a year 2000 project should follow, provides guidance for vendor relations, and, finally, notes the critical processes for a pipeline.

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