When applied to a silicon carbide mechanical seal face, UNCD T30 can be run against a variety of hard counterface materials, such as silicon carbide, graphitized silicon carbide, or another diamond face, in abrasive applications, at extreme temperatures, or under poorly lubricated conditions.

Running the UNCD T30, from Advanced Diamond Technologies, against a silicon carbide counterface reduces energy dissipation due to friction at the interface by 75% when compared to running silicon carbide against itself.