About Us

A Liquid Solid Separation Industry Leader

Tons Per Hour provides liquid solid separation solutions for converting slurry water into clean, reusable, processed water and manageable, dry solid stackable cakes. With 25 years of industry expertise, TPH ensures effective solutions to common problems as well as customized solutions. Slurry impoundments that are full or nearing capacity can be made obsolete by converting slurry into renewable materials and water.

Once proper system identification is complete, our engineers will create a comprehensive liquid solid separation strategy that integrates the designed solution into your existing workflow, including electrical, civil, mechanical, and process engineering. The customized solution will then be installed onsite with the TPH team on hand through start-up, training, and complete system prove-out.

Sand Gravel Pit and Mining Operation

TPH performs each phase of the project, from permitting and foundation to construction, installation, and training. While many of our systems are 100% automated, TPH will provide your team with complete training and education to ensure the success of the installed system. Finally, our professional customer support and service team are available for continued assistance throughout the system’s lifespan.

TPH also specializes in tailings management, water recovery, product beneficiation, and regulatory compliance in both North and Latin America. Quality liquid-solid separation begins with an initial consultation. Our engineers will review your existing operation and provide a comprehensive assessment, then design and build a system specific to your needs.

We work with our clients in tandem to leverage our full range of products: filter presses, belt presses, thickener-clarifiers, flocculant preparation, metering systems, pumps, dewatering screens, and a complete line of liquid-solid separation chemistry options. Turnkey services include design, engineering, equipment, construction, erection, commissioning and training. Optionally, TPH can provide expert consultation and repair services on existing presses, and also offers presses for rent or demonstrations.

Company Background

As a leader in liquid solid separation in the minerals field for over 25 years, Tons Per Hour continues to provide the highest quality products and post-sales service. In addition to our solutions for tailings management, fines recovery and dewatering, TPH also carries a complete line of liquids/solids separation solutions for the mining and mineral processing industries.

TPH is a partner with Jingjin, the world’s largest manufacturer of filter presses. Last year alone, Jingjin placed over 10,000 filter presses worldwide, with over 6,000 presses in floatation applications alone since 2006. In the United States, TPH has recently placed filter presses within a growing number of coal, industrial silica, limestone, and gold operations.

Key Personnel

Michael Parker, Jr. – President

President of Tons Per Hour, Inc. with nearly 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. Michael is a problem solver and creative genius, able to quickly analyze and troubleshoot most any mining or processing circuit.

Crystal Lakes – COO

As Chief Operations Officer for over 10 years, Crystal knows this company and industry inside out.

William Darby – Vice President and Legal Counsel

William Darby currently acts as Vice President and General Counsel for Tons Per Hour, Inc. Prior to coming to work for TPH, Bill was a shareholder with a leading engineering and construction law firm based in the California bay area, where he worked closely with some of the largest engineering and construction companies in the world. It was during his time in private practice that Bill first came to know and work with TPH.

Trade Group Affiliations

National Mining Association (NMA)

Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

America Exploration & Mining

Coal Preparation Society of America

World of Coal Ash

Water Environment Federation

National Sand & Gravel Association