A Hitchhiker's Guide to
the "Free Energy" MEG
Jacco van der Worp
In very simple terms, a field is any mechanism that serves as a means to an end. In the car example, we used a sail as our field, in that it gathered energy from the open wind system.
Unlike the sails we use as fields to capture the energy we need to propel our cars, in terms of the MEG, we must use something called a magnetic field.
In the case of the auto sail, we used our sail as a field to pull energy from the open wind system around us so that we can propel out autos. The energy we needed was stored inside the wind.
With the MEG, the energy source we need to tap is not the wind, but electromagnetic forces of the universe that are just as omnipresent as the wind is on Earth, if not more so.
What the sail and the MEG have in common concerning the fields is that they must control their fields in order to prevent undesirable side effects.
Looking at our auto sail example, we attach lines to the sail and boom to control the trim of the sail so that it captures as much energy as possible
without overstressing the sail and causing damage. Hence the popular sailing term, trimming the sails. Likewise, untrimmed sails can be
dangerous, presenting a hazard to systems such as the boom and mast, or to the sailor if the wind moves the sail and boom violently across the ship, upsetting the balance of the ship.
In a manner of speaking, the MEG uses something called shielding to achieve the same thing as controlling the trimming of the sail if you will. Without it, violent effects may damage its surroundings.
Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Shielding
With the MEG, the magnetic fields are very powerful and must be controlled tightly at all times in order to prevent them from creating havoc in the space
around them. This is why the MEG needs to use magnetic shielding.
The most important concept of magnetic shielding is that it serves as a safety control for magnetic fields by containing and minimizing their negative effects.
The Rain Barrel Example
At this point, we've covered all the bases with the exception of the magnetic vector potential, which forms the crux of the MEG theory. To help you to
understand the complexity of this concept, let's first review what we have covered up this point within the context of a simple rain barrel system. The
reason for this is that one may understand the MEG magnetic vector potential more easily from a systemic viewpoint.
Some of us may have tried the following as kids or even later in life. If we take a barrel filled with water (or a gas tank filled with petrol) and we want to
take some of that out, we do not have to suck it all out ourselves.
We take a piece of hose; simple garden hose will do,
and stick it into the reservoir from which we want to take the liquid. On the outside, we lower one end of the hose a little lower than the opposite end sitting inside the
tank. Then we gently suck on the hose (let's keep to water from here if only for the sake of taste) and the fluid will start to flow. Once it does, it will continue to flow until
the other end of the hose inside the tank is no longer submerged. Therefore, with only a little effort we move a lot of fluid out.
The mechanism that makes this work is called the capillary effect. In other words, the weight of the column of fluid in the hose with a height equal to the
difference in height of the two ends of the hose is providing the force that is needed to keep the fluid moving. However, what we do know is that the
water barrel will run empty if we just pour it all out.
On the other hand, the MEG draws energy from a ‘barrel' that fills itself right back up! So it never runs empty! If you repeat the stimulated energy flow
out of the MEG, energy flux will come out of it continually; it will not run dry like our rain barrel.
Therefore, a proper way to describe the MEG therefore
in terms of this example would be a rain barrel into which more rain would fall the instant that that one draws water from it. Once you start the water flowing
through the hose, the rain starts falling into the barrel and replaces the water you're pulling out at a similar pace.
For this reason, a MEG-style water barrel will never run empty and the water will flow forever out through the hose once you have brought it in motion because the MEG is an open system, which brings us
to the next point of consideration, what efficiency vs. COP means for our rain barrel.
Efficiency and the Coefficient of Performance
For the purpose of our rain barrel example, the term
"efficiency" can be defined by the amount of water we can pull from the barrel by drawing it into motion with the siphon hose.
With the closed system water barrel, we learned that a closed system is isolated from the rest of the world, so no rain comes falling in from above to replace what
we're taking out. In this case the best we can do is position the hose at the very bottom of the barrel on the inside and while letting it hand even lower on the outside. By doing this, we
can siphon all of the water out of the barrel, which gives us maximum of 100% of the water. This 100% of efficiency is called "unity."
Keeping the unity of our closed rain barrel system in mind, let's shift back to our open system variant.
The moment we begin to siphon water from the open
system rain barrel, fresh rainwater falls in through the open top of the barrel. No matter how much water we siphon from our open system water barrel, enough new
rain falls through the top to replace what we are taking about.
Therefore, put in motion a never-ending stream of water with our open system rain barrel we can obtain results greater than that of unity. This is what the Coefficient of Performance (COP)
is about. We use it to express the output result, which is greater that what we put in. Ergo, the COP for the open system rain barrel can exceed unity
(100% efficiency) whereas the close system rain barrel can only hope to achieve unity. So then, what happens if we increase the size of our rain barrel?
Aside from the direct effect of having more water by increasing the size of our water barrel and siphon hose, there are indirect effects as well and they need to be carefully considered.
For starters, if we make our barrel bigger as well as our siphon hose what
will that mean for us? Given that we'll be using a bigger hose to siphon out more fluid, we'll need a stronger suction force to begin with. We can do that simply (provided we
have the lung power) without requiring a scaling-up of the entire system.
However, if we drain more water per second from a bigger barrel (e.g. the size of a lake) and we want it to keep running, it will have to rain harder to replenish the water that we take out and rainfall
is bound to a natural limit.
At a certain barrel and hose size, not even a
tropical storm will provide enough rain to keep the
water level up and the system will start to
collapse. On top of that, a normal barrel
stands on a support structure. The bigger the
barrel, the harder it will be to find a place for it
to stand and remain standing. Otherwise it
might fall over or break. So, how do we keep
our bigger barrel from coming apart?
If the barrel gets really big (let's assume for a moment it is the size of Lake Superior) and we start siphoning water out of it at the pace of four times the
total water flux of the Sault Ste Marie Canals, then the water level will take time to readjust for the water poured out. The most important field in action
here is the siphoning process, powered by gravity, which results in the water flow out of our bigger barrel lake. (Yes folks, now we're talking at a planetary scale.)
Normally, water level is horizontal (allowing of course for the curvature of Earth on a larger scale). However, if the pace of siphoning gets high
enough, the normal water flow will become incapable of correcting the level quickly enough.
A permanent difference in height of the water level from one side of the lake to the other will arise. In that case stopping the siphoning action will not
result in an immediate stop in water flowing towards the siphoning point. A sudden stop in pouring from a lake-sized barrel will cause at least a small
tidal wave. The bigger the level difference across the lake, the worse the tidal wave will turn out. Although that looks like another field in action in the
big barrel system, it isn't. It is a self-correcting mechanism for the lake surface after it has been disturbed.
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In simplistic terms, what this all boils down to
is that the flow energy like the flow water through
our water barrel system represents a field. As a
field increases in size it can likewise destabilize
in greater amounts as well. Therefore,
if we wish to increase the size of our fields we
must find ways to shield them from those things,
which could destabilize them.
Fields and shielding
If our normal-sized rain barrel overfilled with water it could start to
leak. In such a case, we would need measures to prevent a gushing flow of rainwater from damaging the immediate surroundings in a flood.
On the other hand, with our lake-sized version of water barrel we would need dikes to surround our lake to keep it from overflowing onto the land around it.
This flooding finds its cause in a pace difference between the raining in and pouring out of the water. These dikes must of course be able to withstand
small tidal waves that emerge due to the starting and stopping of the siphoning action. In very simple terms, this is called shielding.
Up to this point, we've covered the most essential concepts we'll need before we tackle the big one -- vector potential. This is an important yet
complex concept but it goes to the very heard of what a MEG is why it can do what it does.
The MEG -- Under the Hood
Before we tackle the essential MEG concept of vector potential, let's first take a moment to familiarize ourselves with the basic components of the MEG itself.
MEG components and layout
The picture below, taken from the
abstract by Magnetic Energy Limited as it published on the Internet. (We've added the colored placeholders to
make it easier to view.) This illustration shows the basic layout of a lab prototype of the MEG used to successfully demonstrate the theory.
- PERMANENT MAGNET (A): The most important element is the permanent magnet sitting in the middle of the schematic picture. The magnetic field lines come out of that bar magnet at the top and
bottom side (in this picture). This magnet is what helps drive the entire machine.
- NANO-CRYSTALLINE FLUX PATH AND CORE MATERIAL (B): Instead of freely ‘circling' from the North Pole of the magnet to the South Pole they enter a ‘nano-crystalline flux path and core material.'
That material captures all of the magnetic field of the permanent magnet, so that no magnetic field is present free in the air any more.
- COLLECTOR COIL (C): The collector coils are
the points where energy can be tapped from the
- ACTUATOR (INPUT) COIL (D): The actuators are
the points of input of energy to put the much
larger amount into motion.
compare it to the rain barrel, the actuators are
your mouth drawing water through the hose. The
collectors are the hose ends hanging out of the
barrel that starts to pour once you've generated
a capillary with your siphon hose. And
finally, the magnet and the coil containing the
magnetic field are the barrel reservoir
containing the water.